While the Skoda Citigo and the Seat Mii are now available only as electric cars, the Volkswagen up is still available with an internal combustion engine. However, now half of its orders are for the electric version, which already counts with 20.000 orders in Germany during this year.
Here’s the press release.
Volkswagen is focussing on stepping up electric mobility and is significantly expanding its range of fully electric models and hybrids. Even before the launch of the new ID.304 this summer, the demand for electric mobility has considerably increased in Germany: already every second order for the up! model series is for the fully electric version, around 20,000 orders have been received. The GTE versions of the current Passat generation have also become increasingly more popular amongst buyers: Every seventh customer now opts for the plug-in hybrid (PHEV).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) car sales are dropping, which means that automakers don’t need to sell as many electric cars this year as previously expected to comply with EU emissions regulations. However, if the Volkswagen ID.3 gets delayed – because of software problems -, Volkswagen will have to compensate by increasing sales of the e-Golf and e-up to avoid fines.