Volkswagen Tiguan going electric in 2026

If you have been waiting to see an electric version of Volkswagen’s popular Tiguan SUV, the company is about to make your day. The German maker has revealed its plans to introduce a battery-powered version of the car in 2026, as German media outlet Handelsblatt reported.

Volkswagen shared at a headquarters council meeting that the electric Tiguan will be unveiled in 2025. Production will follow in 2026 at the automaker’s main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Sources that attended the meeting said the EV will be based on an upgraded version of the MEB architectures, dubbed the MEB-Plus. The platform will first power a planned electric Volkswagen Golf.

No specifications are known yet, but the Tiguan EV will likely use a new lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery. This is expected to charge up to 200 kW, higher than the ID.4’s 175 kW. However, the base version may charge slower than that, as with the ID.4, whose base version can only receive up to 118 kW.

The ICE Tiguan is popular in Europe, selling over 130,000 units. Volkswagen will be banking on the popularity to push the electric version when it releases in 2026.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen is dealing with a recall of 21,000 ID.4s due to battery management issues. The company unveiled the ID.7 at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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