A Volkswagen executive has stated the company has two battery-electric sedans in the product pipeline. The soundbite, provided by Greg Lucia, head of experimental marketing at VW, defies previously known information about future VW product.
Lucia rather clearly stated the company is working on two electric sedans during the Global Rallycross Championship in Indianapolis, reported by VWVortex.
“I was just at this event in Berlin and we’ve got an amazing amount of product coming down the pipeline, a lot of it electric, a lot of it SUV,” said Lucia. “I saw two sedans under the I.D. platform. First time ever.”
The I.D. platform represents the sub-brand of which VW that is launching the brand’s major electric vehicle offensive. In recent years the company has shown various concept vehicles under the I.D. badge, including only one sedan.
Recent reports have suggested VW plans to add one electric sedan, but that the majority of its electric vehicles would be in the form of SUVs. News of two sedans is certainly a new twist on the company’s plans. A hatchback, SUV and Microbus-like vehicle have all been loosely confirmed for production thus far.
Nearly all of VW’s I.D. vehicles will be built on the company’s MEB platform, which can be rear or all-wheel-drive. The architecture also allows for cars that range in size from Golf to Passat, meaning there’s certainly room for multiple sedans off the architecture should VW decided to produce them.
Volkswagen has declared plans to add 30 electric vehicles to its global portfolio under its various brands by 2025.