As part of their Accelerate strategy, Volkswagen has committed to launching a least one electric vehicle (EV) per year to meet electric sales targets. By the end of this year, 2021 will see the company release not one but three EV’s. A four-wheel-drive ID.4 GTX alongside the ID.5, a coupe-styled SUV. Further ahead into 2022, we will see the production version of the ID Buzz arriving as well as the ‘Aero B’ estate.
Most new non-zero-emission vehicles in the UK will be banned by 2030, although an exemption will be made until 2035 for hybrid vehicles that have the capability of running on electric power. Which means we can expect to see Volkswagen models such as the Golf, offered in the UK for a while longer.
The future of the automotive industry has already taken shape, but according to Brandstatter, "the key is digitalisation. The car is now a software-driven product, like an internet device. Cars will become more intelligent and safer".