To achieve this goal we use the most innovative fuel, in other words ideas.
And the most innovative tool to match, in other words the human brain.
We strive to achieve above and beyond forward-looking model evolution: we want to play a critical role in shaping the age of e-mobility. By 2025 we want to have sold one million fully electric cars – and profitably and at a lower cost than the competition. We are therefore mobilising all resources and competencies along the entire value chain and drawing on the strengths of the modular electric drive matrix.
The I.D. family is the next step being taken by Volkswagen towards sustainable, fully electric and digital mobility. The I.D. will enter series production by 2020. Volkswagen is steering a new course for the future with the I.D. It is the first Volkswagen to be launched on the market based on the new modular electric drive matrix. The I.D. is positioned as an innovative cross-over compact for urban living. Fully electric, always online and always up to date, the I.D. is more than just a car: it's a tablet on wheels.
The I.D. embodies joined-up e-mobility thinking at Volkswagen.
Not only does it encompass vehicles and infrastructure, rather also includes mobility services geared to the respective target group with all individual aspects.
The centre for e-mobility development at Volkswagen is the research & development campus at Wolfsburg – one of the largest of its kind in the world. The clearly visible landmark of the E-Campus is where Volkswagen bundles its expertise in the area of electrical systems, electronics and e-mobility. The imposing glass building offers a cutting-edge working environment for the some 1,800 employees with offices, functional space for testing components, prototype rooms as well as specialist labs.
Not far from here are additional workrooms and workshops – and naturally one of several test tracks on which the electric vehicles are driven and tested to their limits.
We develop our electric vehicles on the basis of the modular electric drive matrix. Its central element is the high voltage traction battery. Its shape and placement play an important role: at first glance it looks like a stylised bar of chocolate, flat and made up of sub-modules. With the parts installed in the floor, unexpected space is created in the interior.