Volkswagen's High-Performance R Division Is Going All-Electric




Volkswagen R division will soon go full-electric, just like the entire company’s lineup.  

The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R is perhaps the best choice for those of you looking for a performance-built hatchback. Despite the car’s small technical issue, the car is still choice number one hot hatch on the market right now. Volkswagen is already working to solve some of the car’s problems, based on customer feedback, but it’s simultaneously working on another huge transformation; the Mk8 Golf R may soon be a fully electric vehicle, along with the entirety of the R Division lineup.

Yes, you heard right, VW announced that it will gradually convert its R Division portfolio,“ several electric R models in the planning stages, We're currently assessing various concepts and possibilities but will only offer R models that meet our requirements. One thing is certain: the future of R is electric.”



 Volkswagen's High-Performance R Division Is Going All-Electric



This announcement is just the latest in a series of decisions that cement Volkswagen's electrification strategy, the brand previously confirmed that many existing electric models will have sporty versions, the list includes the ID. Buzz electric van, ID.4, ID. X, and even the ID Aero. 

So, now that the path is clear for the electric models, what will happen to other R variants that still don’t have an electric version? 

Volkswagen is very pragmatic with this matter, leaving a glimpse of hope for all its current ICE R models. Basically, the company promised an electric R variant for each model that gets a regular electric version, for example, if the Golf becomes an EV model, VW will definitely make an electric Golf R Variant. But if the regular Golf dies, the Golf R dies with it. 

The German carmaker also reassured its fans about the EVs performance, saying that going electric doesn't mean sacrificing any of the R variants' performance capabilities. The new versions will follow the same development process as their ICE predecessors, meaning that they will be track-developed and will get technologies from high-performance EV concepts like the 670-horsepower ID. R racer.

“To become a fully electric brand by the end of the decade, we're already taking the necessary steps today for the forthcoming transformation,”said R boss Reinhold Ivenz. “The globally successful products from Volkswagen R are part of this exciting change process and will stand in future for sustainable electric mobility.”


Volkswagen's High-Performance R Division Is Going All-Electric


Subsequently, future R vehicles will all be built upon the upcoming EV-only Scalable Systems Platform (SSP). The platform won’t be ready until 2026, and it will naturally receive some modifications to accommodate the particularities of performance models. With this in mind, we shouldn’t expect an electric Golf R until 2026, and only if the regular Golf goes electric. 

You never know when your car will transform into a living; the brand may decide to stop making it or some special event may turn it into a living sensation. That is why you should be ready; you should start taking good care of your car right now. 

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