Not really surprising especially with even the high end VW brands now incorporating plug-in technology such as Porsche with their 918 Spyder. More cars in the VW portfolio will be going the plug-in hybrid offering as the MKVII Volkswagen Golf is set to receive the technology in 2014. VW's head of electric development Rudolf Krebs stated, "Plug-in hybrids offer the best of the two worlds (of purely electric drives and combustion engines. This technology will soon be visible on the roads."

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Volkswagen used to favor efficient diesels but with the success of hybrids as well as pressure from competitors they will be moving more and more into the plug-in market. "The planned offensive on plug-in hybrids will become a core element of our future strategy," stated Krebs.

Volkswagen is likely right with this strategy as sales of plug-in hybrid cars are expected to increase eight-fold from 2013 to 2018. So the Golf will be getting a plug-in hybrid variant along with the Passat, Audi Q7, Audi A6, Audi A8, Audi A3, and Porsche Cayenne. Expect to see most manufacturers adopt strategy.