According to president and CEO of Volkswagen Japan Gerry Dorizas, VW is planning to release two EVs based on its Up! subcompact and Golf compact in Japan within the next 3 years. The Golf model is likely to be named e-blue motion, based on the electrified Golf show car shown recently.
Dorizas also told the Nikkei that Volkswagen will launch “competitively priced” hybrids as well. Dorizas says that VW expects 14 percent of passenger vehicles sales to be hybrids this year. What do you think of this move toward EVs and hybrids from a company that has focused so heavily on diesel models in the past?