Volkswagen to debut electric car with 400-600 km range; production model expected in 2018 or 2019 reportedly
One cannot argue against the fact that the reputation of Volkswagen has been ruined with the ongoing defeat device emission cheating scandal despite the brand managed to lead the global sales chart in the first half of the year. To overshadow the pollution rigging scandal, the German auto giant needs to step up its game in every department and it seems like it has already been heading in the right direction.
The electric and autonomous technology development are on full-swing from car manufacturers to take advantage of the head-start with a conventional yet reliable approach before the end of this decade or in the beginning of the next. Putting those technologies in a mass fleet of cars will be significant for brands like Volkswagen who is approaching the upcoming Paris Motor Show with a new EV concept with astonishing numbers.
Volkswagen announced intentions earlier to launch 30 new electric vehicles by 2025 and first of which will be showcased in a concept form at the glamorous motoring show in France at the end of September. According to a report emerged on Electrek, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has divulged the news to a German weekly called Wirtschaftswoche. He reportedly said the new EV’s batteries can last until distance between 400 and 600 kilometres on a single charge.
But Electrek claims he quoted the range on New European Driving Cycle which means in real world it could be in the vicinity of 300 miles which is nothing short of astonishing. The debut in Paris will likely hint at a production model due in the near future or could lay the foundation for a huge assault of VW EVs in the early parts of next decade. We could see an evolved version of the BUDD-e concept within that concept as well.
It is speculated to be in the size of a Golf hatchback while offering trunk space as equal to Passat. The possibility of this claim could only come true if the subjected electric vehicle is an MPV or a crossover-typed model. It was expected to go on sale in the next two or three years which is an ambitious target but never say never.