It's no secret Ford and Volkswagen are co-developing commercial vehicles, including the next-generation Amarok and Ranger dual-cab utes.
"Until 2025 we will bring 20 models on this MEB platform. With these 20 models we will cover all segments we have today. [The ID.3] is the size of a Golf with the interior size of a Passat, and it speeds up like a GTI," said Volkswagen board member and chief operating officer, Ralf Brandstatter.
"Of course, cars that are similar like a Tiguan or like a Passat will follow. Therefore we are planning 20 models by 2025 on this platform.
By that assumption, the Amarok would also be in line for electrification – but when further quizzed on the matter, Brandstatter excluded the Amarok from the equation.
"At the moment this type of car is not planned to electrify," he said.
Toyota, Mitsubishi and Nissan haven't confirmed electrification types, but mild-hybrid systems and potentially a range of plug-in hybrids could be the go.
Ultimately, Ford's plans to produce a fully electric F-150 pickup truck could lead to trickle down technology, but at this stage it seems Volkswagen either isn't aware of that plan, or has ruled it out entirely.