Volkswagen Group told investors about its plans for the coming years. The document from the presentation was made available to the Romanian edition of Automarket.
Among other things, it follows that in 2022, not only the Volkswagen ID. Buzz electric van will make its market debut, as previously reported, but also two electric all – terrain vehicles-the Audi Q5 e-tron and the Porsche Macan.
Fuel-efficient Q5 and Macan are built on the same platform, and most likely, the kinship will continue in the case of electric cars. At the same time, it should be understood that we are not talking about variations on the theme of current cars with internal combustion engines, but about completely independent models. They will be based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which the partners announced back in 2017.
At the beginning of 2018, it was reported about the development of three families, each of which will have electric vehicles of both brands. At the same time, Porsche is responsible for one line, and Audi-for two. The premiere of the first electric cars on PPE was planned for the end of 2021 – it is possible that it will be just Audi Q5 e-tron and Porsche Macan. At the same time, gasoline crossovers will not go away by then: they will be sold in parallel with electric cars, varying the product lines depending on how much this or that market is ready to switch to electric cars.
According to the same document, sales of four new Volkswagen group electric vehicles will start in 2021. These are crossovers VW ID. Crozz, Audi Q4 e-tron and Skoda Enyaq iV, as well as a hatchback SEAT el-Born. The manufacturer expects that these four will account for 6-8% of the total volume of its deliveries.