CHATTANOOGA (WRCB/Times Free Press) - While Volkswagen AG powers up its electric vehicle efforts, the German automaker has plans for plug-in recharging stations in the parking lot of its Chattanooga plant.

VW Chairman Martin Winterkorn, who will be in Chattanooga on Wednesday, said in San Francisco this week that 3 percent of the VW brand's sales worldwide will be hybrid or all-electric by 2018.

VW hybrids will include the Touareg sport utility vehicle this year and Jetta for 2012, while it will launch in 2013 an all-electric E-Up and E-Golf, he said.

Jason Payne of the Chattanooga public works department said Tuesday an area in VW's employee parking lot will include a dozen recharging stations.

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