VW aims to electrify entire car lineup by 2030

VW to Turn Entire 300-Car Lineup Electric by 2030

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Germany’s Volkswagen (VW) hasn’t had the perfect track record when it comes to the traditional combustion engine, so perhaps those worries will soon fade as the company announced on Monday that by the year 2030, there will be no “dieselgate” repeat worries as their entire 300-car lineup across all of their brands will go electric.

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller announced the plans ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show and cited an estimated cost of $84 billion to achieve the ambitious goal, including a hefty investment in battery factories.

While the Volkswagen brand will obviously fall into the transition, other well-known car brands such as Audi, Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini are controlled by the VW Group and will find their cars included in the 300. As for an exact timeline that this will all occur, Mueller made it known that by 2025, 80 cars in the groups lineup will have completed the transition.

Sources: The Verge

Photo: Volkswagen

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