It has created a new electric vehicle division it calls I.D. and has plans to offer three models based on the MEB chassis - the I.D. four door sedan, the I.D. Crozz crossover SUV. and the I.D. Buzz, which will be a modern day reincarnation of the VW Microbus that was so popular with Grateful Dead fans.
"As early as 2020, the first year of our electric mobility campaign, we aim to sell 100,000 all-electric Volkswagen cars", said Dr Diess.
The Frankfurt Motor Show is about to commence and one of the vehicles set to create a lot of interest is this new Volkswagen I.D. Crozz SUV.
The German carmaker, and its subsidiary brands Audi, Skoda, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, outlined its Roadmap E strategy on the eve of the 2017 Frankfurt motor show as the next stage in a bid to fix its reputation following the emission-cheating diesel scandal that rocked the company.
Improved habitability comes courtesy of a newly-developed CleanAir system, which ensures a supply of clean air to the interior. By 2025, the Volkswagen Brand plans to offer 23 all-electric vehicles across its brands. It features two conventional front hinged doors in the front and a pair of cantilever style doors at the rear.
While many automakers are planning ambitious electrification efforts, VW may face the biggest challenge. Fuel cell-powered cars are not yet a practical option for consumers, with only 33 hydrogen fuel stations in Germany, but it's one possibility for the future in which government regulation will increasingly require low-emission vehicles. Müller also said VW plans to bring solid-state batteries with 600-mile (1000km) range to market by 2030.
Muller also revealed how VW Group is investing in battery development and production, and has an initial electric range target of 370 miles, around 10% more than the best-performing Tesla available today.
Equipped with a new voice assistant, the ID Crozz can open or close its doors with a voice command and vocal instructions can be used to activate or deactivate the fully automated driving mode, "I.D". The company has now revealed an updated version of the concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motorshow.