Lisbon - Volkswagen will launch its first electric car based on the "Up!" minicar concept in 2010, the company's CEO Martin Winterkorn announced recently.
Speaking at a function in Lisbon, Winterkorn said the company was planning a series of measures to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of its vehicles.
The new Golf would be available as a so-called mild-hybrid fitted with start-stop technology.
The next generation of the Touareg would also be built as a full hybrid version, enabling full electric driving over short distances.
A Jetta "plug-in-hybrid" was in the planning, with a loading of the battery possible by connecting the car to the electric grid.