Move Over Everybody, Volkswagen Wants to Build 1 Million EVs

The electrification bet just got fatter for VW

We knew about Volkswagen's master plan of electrification before this year's Paris Motor Show, when the Wolfsburg manufacturer reinforced its ambitions with the I.D. Concept.

We've also discussed how Dieselgate might send Volkswagen on a green trajectory, and how the brand's strategy of building 30 new electric cars until 2025 could be a game-changer for the entire automotive industry.

But recently, Motor Trend spoke to Christian Senger – who is VW's new head of e-mobility who revealed an enticing glimpse of VW's hopes.

There is only one way to put his: Volkswagen aims to build one million EVs and cement a leadership position among fellow carmakers.

"We want to be the leader in e-mobility…we want to be the first one to produce more than a million electric cars, and for this we need to have really convincing solutions."

The official also added that the brand is confident about the I.D. concept's ability to solve the intrinsic issues of today's EVs.

Sanger also holds optimistic views on how battery cost, the charging grid, and range are progressing throughout the industry.

Nonetheless, the VW e-mobility boss claims that VW's MEB platform can sustain larger EVs similar in size with the Passat or Tiguan, and therefore, "solve the A to D segment portfolio."

So it's safe to say we can expect electrification showing up in all shapes and sizes throught VW's future lineup.

Pictured: Volkswagen's XL1 diesel-powered plug-in hybrid