Audi A3 e-tron PHEV and VW Golf GTE - Similar But Slightly Different Torque and HP Curves

Audi A3 e-tron PHEV and VW Golf GTE - Similar But Slightly Different Torque and HP Curves

In 2012, Volkswagen Group offer zero plug-in vehicles.

In 2013, that zero jumped to 4, including 2 BEVs and 2 PHEVs.

By the end of 2014, Volkswagen Group will add at least 2 more PHEVs (VW Golf GTE and Audi A3 e-tron).  There's a strong chance that the Porsche Cayenne PHEV will launch by late 2014 too, but we'll leave that plug-in SUV out of in the mix for 2014 for now.

So, by the end of 2014, VW Group will have at least 6 plug-in vehicles (this figures excludes the limited production VW XL1).

Then, by the end of 2015, the Cayenne PHEV, VW Passat PHEV and Audi Q7 PHEV join the mix.  VW Group doesn't specifically say that these vehicles will come in 2015, but previous reports suggest that all 3 will join VW group's lineup sometime next year.

That puts us at 9 plug-in vehicles from VW Group by the end of 2015.

Beyond that, we see 2 more Audi models up for electrification, likely in 2016.  Plus, those "derivatives of other group brands" such as Skoda, SEAT and so on.

All told, it's likely that VW Group will feature approximately 15 plug-in vehicles by the end of 2017.  That's less than 4 years from today.

  • 2012  -  0 plug-in VW Group models
  • 2017  -  15 plug-in VW Group models
That's quite the 360 degree turnaround, don't you think?