VW says final generation of combustion engines will launch in 2026

Volkswagen Golf GTI final combustion platform coming

Volkswagen Golf GTI final combustion platform coming

"We're gradually fading out combustion engines to the absolute minimum", Jost said.

According to Automotive News, Michael Jost, head of strategy for the Volkswagen brand, told an industry conference in Germany "our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren't Carbon dioxide neutral".

Jost also predicted that the last vehicle with a combustion engine would be sold around 2040, which is when the United Kingdom is set to introduce a ban on the sale on new petrol and diesel cars.

The auto maker, which works in seven-year development cycles, says its next cycle will begin in 2025 and will include electric vehicles only.

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The first model of the full-electric range to be produced is the I.D. hatchback, with production set to begin in 12 months in Germany. Other I.D. models like the Crozz and Vizzion flagship will follow - it's unclear where the duo will be assembled, but reports suggest that other I.D. models will be built at the firm's facilities in China by 2020.

Volkswagen has already said it will offer more than 50 electric cars by 2025 as part of ambitions plans outlined in the Strategy 2025 proposal.

Jost added Volkswagen was committed to taking "radical steps" to help halt global warming and would continue to adapt its petrol- and diesel-engined vehicles (likely through the use of hybrid systems) to meet ever-tightening environmental regulations.

"We must force the pace of our transformation and become more efficient and agile", Ralf Brandstaetter, the VW brand's chief operating officer, said. VW expects to be nearly entirely electric by 2050, with the company only producing a very small number of gas and diesel vehicles for regions where electric infrastructure is lacking.

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