Volkswagen to focus efforts on hybrid and electric cars

Volkswagen has announced plans to concentrate its production efforts on hybrid and electric cars in the short-term future. The leading Phaeton vehicle will be the focus of the changes initially, before the adjustments are rolled out across the range.

The Phaeton, which has been out of production in the UK since June 2015, will become an all-electric vehicle and it could reappear on our roads again as soon as 2017.

A Volkswagen statement explained: “The future generation of the Phaeton will once again be the flagship for the brand’s profile over the next decade. The specification features a pure electric drive with long-distance capability, connectivity and next-generation assistance systems.”

Volkswagen will also be looking to grow its range of plug-in hybrid models with CEO, Herbert Diess, stating an ambition to reposition the brand for the future.

He said: “We are becoming more efficient, we are giving our product range and our core technologies a new focus, and we are creating room for forward-looking technologies by speeding up the efficiency programme.”

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