Volkswagen delivers 50 e-Golf electric cars to Hamburg, Germany

(February 28, 2018)  The Volkswagen Group has delivered 50 e-Golf cars to the city of Hamburg, Germany. Over the next three years, these 50 cars are expected to cover more than 900,000 miles through Hamburg with the silent, zero emission e-Golf. The initiative is part of the partnership between the Volkswagen Group and the City of Hamburg.

Through this initiative, Volkswagen is also making a contribution to the nationwide penetration of e-mobility in Germany.

At the handing-over ceremony, Ludger Fretzen, head of Group Strategy for New Business of the Volkswagen Group, said: "With these 50 e-Golf cars the new owners make a contribution for better air quality. The objective of our partnership with Hamburg is to make urban mobility more environmentally compatible and more efficient. That is also in line with our Roadmap E."

Frank Horch, Senator for Economy, Transport and Innovation in Hamburg, said: "More and more people involved in business administration in Hamburg and also a growing number of members of the public are prepared to organize their mobility in a way which is non-polluting and to switch to zero-emission electric vehicles. The fact that we have today been able to hand over 50 electric vehicles to these future-oriented users on behalf of all these people clearly shows that awareness is being transformed into practical action."

The 50 e-Golf were delivered as part of the partnership between the Volkswagen Group and the City of Hamburg. Together, the partners aim to shape the sustainable urban mobility of the future and are committed to the use of electric drives for both passenger cars and buses. The use of these 50 electric cars under the e-Drive Hamburg 2018 program is supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

With the "Roadmap E," the Volkswagen Group set itself the target of increasing the share of electric vehicles in total vehicle sales to about 25% by 2025. That corresponds to between 2 and 3 million electric vehicles delivered per year. For this purpose, the Group brands will be offering 80 new electric models to customers by 2025.

By 2030 at the latest, the Volkswagen Group intends to electrify its entire model portfolio.