In 100 weeks' time, Volkswagen will officially launch its first I.D. car and with it, an all-out assault on the electric car market. Volkswagen already offers a proper plug-in electric car in the shape of the e-Golf, based on its best-selling hatchback car. However, with a range of just 126 miles (202.8 kilometres) between charges, the car, though impressive to drive, is simply a place holder while VW readies an entire fleet of EV cars based on next-generation battery technology, that it is confident will cement its place at the vanguard of electric personal mobility. "Our preparations for entry to the new era of affordable e-mobility are well underway," said Volkswagen brand CEO, Dr. Herbert Diess. "In this unique industrial project, we intend to work together to ensure that Europe is ahead in the global race to the lead in e-mobility." Indeed, the company, which also owns Audi, Bentley, Skoda, Seat, Bugatti and Lamborghini, has huge electric ambitions. "We are determined to take the lead. The Volkswagen brand alone will be offering more than 20 all-electric models by 2022 and will be investing about €6 billion in e-mobility over the next five years," said Diess. The company's medium-term goal is to hit sales figures of 1 million electric VW cars a year by 2025, while making significant headway in the market with plug-in cars sold by its other brands, such as Audi. In the U.S., the first step towards this sales target will be a production version of the I.D. CROZZ SUV concept, making its North American debut at this week's LA Auto Show. Even in concept form it's already capable of covering 300 miles (482.8 kilometres) on a single charge, but that range is expected to improve significantly in the launch version, due in 2020. "The I.D. CROZZ-based electric vehicle will be an affordable and stylish electric SUV-and there is more to come!" said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America at the LA Auto Show. The crossover will be followed by an electrified reimagining of the company's iconic Bulli microbus, the I.D. BUZZ in 2022. "[Both cars] will help Volkswagen to kick off an EV revolution in the United States. All of our I.D. concept cars