Volkswagen will sell EVs exclusively in Europe from 2033

Volkswagen will sell EVs exclusively in Europe from 2033



Volkswagen will issue an ID.3 facelift. (Photo: Volkswagen)
Volkswagen CEO Thomas Schäfer says that from 2033 the brand will produce only fully electric cars. These are reported by various international media, including Reuters and Automotive News Europe. That’s earlier than the group has reported so far; at that time, the period 2033-2035 was used.

“We are the only company that can now expand in this area,” said Schaefer, CEO of Volkswagen passenger cars since last summer.

New models

Volkswagen wants to expand the number of EVs by 2026 with ten new models, including an entry-level EV in two variants: a hatchback and a crossover, which will probably be called ID.1 and ID.2. The manufacturer also announces that the ID.3 will be revised next year. This is about a ‘leap forward in quality, materials and systems stability’, according to Schäfer. VW is also working on a different version of the ID.3.

Initially, the production of EVs at Volkswagen was hampered by software problems, including the departure of CEO Hertbert Diess.