Volkswagen announced its "New Auto" strategy to consolidate future EVs under one platform. The automaker said it expects most of its portfolio to be EVs by the end of the decade.
Here’s more information about Electrify America’s new goals and Volkswagen’s EV strategy.
Electrify America expands 2025 goals
On top of adding stations to its current routes, Electrify America will increase urban charging stations and open a new route through the upper Midwest. The expansion will add charging stations in Hawaii, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Vermont, bringing accessible charging to 49 states and the District of Columbia.
A commitment of additional funding from Volkswagen Group, beyond the $2 billion agreed to as part of its diesel settlement, fuels the Boost Plan. Electrify America says the expansion will help meet the growing demand for EVs from consumers and from automakers who are increasing their EV offerings.
Volkswagen aims for most of its vehicles to be electric
Volkswagen also announced its ambitious New Auto plan with goals stretched out to 2030. This includes a portfolio made up of mostly EVs, built on a single new platform beginning in 2026.
The company will share the SSP with other manufacturers, as it currently does with the MEB that Ford will use for its Euro EV. The SSP will be replacing VW’s new PPE EV platform which hasn’t been introduced yet. The Audi A6 and Porsche Macan will debut as the first vehicles on the PPE platform.
Where does VW stand on autonomous vehicles?
Volkswagen is already testing self-driving buses in Munich and plans to begin tests in other German cities, the U.S., and China soon.
Volkswagen believes a single platform dedicated to mobility can be used for vehicle rentals, subscription services, and ride-hailing services, which would improve efficiency and profitability.