Volkswagen itself targets to achieve an electric vehicle share of 55 per cent of its US vehicle sales. To achieve that target, Volkswagen plans to build its own battery factory in the United States.
This year the VW ID.4 went into production at Chattanooga. So far, ID.4 for the US market is shipped from Zwickau, Germany. VW hasn't given details about the electric SUV for the US market, but it will certainly be positioned above the ID.6.
To note, the 25 electric vehicle models that will be launched include other brands under the Volkswagen group. As for the distribution of the 25 models and which brands will issue electric vehicles, Volkswagen did not provide further details.
Scott Keogh, CEO and President of Volkswagen Group of America, announced that it is starting to phase out vehicles with internal combustion engines in the US market. Volkswagen aims to sell all-electric cars in the US by the early 2030s. That would be a big step because for 2030 itself, as mentioned, the plan is still for a 55 percent electricity share.
Volkswagen also plans to convert its plant in Mexico to the production of electric cars or components such as electric motors by the middle of this decade.
Previously, Volkswagen unveils Asian ventures to secure electric vehicle battery raw materials supply. This is said to be an important strategic step for Volkswagen's electrification strategy