Every success story has to start somewhere: When Volkswagen founded the Centre for Future Research in 1970, Adolf Kalberlah’s task was to develop the “powertrain of the future”. Together with his ten-man team, the electrochemist and battery research expert forged ahead with developments for a battery-powered system. Two years later, the brand’s first electric vehicle hit the streets: the T2 campervan with electric drive. Electromobility was up and running at Volkswagen.
Rising BEV Sales Figures
Europe’s Electric Champion
Volkswagen’s electric offensive is in full swing. And the results are plain to see. The main reason behind this success is the ID. family. The rising number of sales of its electric cars has made Volkswagen the top brand in Europe and earned it the number one spot when it comes to specific models in some European markets.