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Volkswagen creates electric mobility division

The Volkswagen brand is to create an additional board of management division to oversee its electric mobility programme, launching on 1 February.

Thomas Ulbrich heads up VW's new mobility division.

Thomas Ulbrich heads up VW’s new mobility division.

Headed by Thomas Ulbrich, currently board of management member for the carmaker’s production and logistics, the division will be responsible for plug-in variants and new models on its modular MEB electric mobility platform. It will also develop what’s said to be Europe’s largest competence centre for the electric vehicles, based in Zwickau.

The division launches as Volkswagen prepares to launch the first of its all-electric I.D. range; a production version of the Golf-sized I.D. hatchback and I.D. Crozz crossover are due in 2020, while the Microbus-inspired I.D. Buzz is scheduled for a 2022 debut. All use the MEB platform. Group-wide, Volkswagen is planning 300 “electrified” models by 2030.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.