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Volkswagen Won’t Be Saving the Manuals | MotorBiscuit

Volkswagen has been very vocal about its plans to have a mostly electrified lineup by 2025. And while that makes me feel sad that certain sporty gas cars like the Golf R and GTI likely aren’t part of the future picture, but what makes us even sadder is that the German automaker plans to completely do away with manual transmission in its cars in the coming years as well.

Manual transmissions and electric vehicles don’t mix well

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S EV SUV model | Volkswagen of America, Inc. Newspress Limited

While we can all mourn the loss of the manual transmission in most cars, any Volkswagen fans will really be sad in the coming years. Automotive News reports that VW is looking to become the electric car sales leader by 2025 with a target of one million EVs sold by then. It’s a lofty goal, that could likely be extended. However, the German brand is making decent headway with its new ID.4 EV.

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