VW Electric hatchback concept, Chevrolet Bolt and BMW i3-rivalling electric concepts will be showcased at upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show
German auto manufacturer Volkswagen is focusing harder on electric powertrains for its future cars. Since the Dieselgate scam surfaced, the German company has been trying to salvage its image. And in this attempt electric cars have been the company’s best attempt so far.
At the upcoming Paris Motor Show the Volkswagen will showcase a range of electric cars including a hatchback, as reports suggest. The hatchback is supposed to be smaller than the Volkswagen Golf. But the car will offer larger space, which in comparison will be on par with the Volkswagen Passat.
Earlier this year Volkswagen displayed Budd-e concept at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January. The company will display the MPV prototype based on the concept, which is going to be the Volkswagen’s first production EV. Apart from that, the company is also expected to show a range of electric concepts, which will pave way for future EVs.
Volkswagen plans to launch a multiple modular platforms, which will enable the auto manufacturer to build several models on those few platforms only. Among the upcoming electric concepts, there will be a hatchback. The company is reported to showcase electric concepts, which entered into production will take on the likes of Chevrolet Bolt and BMW i3.
While the Budd-e concept based MPV is supposed to enter the market sometime in 2018 or 2019, the electric hatchback is expected to arrive by the end of 2020. The German auto major has already announced its ambition to launch around 30 new cars by 2025, and all of them will be powered by electric powertrains. Incidentally, electric powertrain has been one of the most talked about issue in the world automotive space for last few years. And being the largest automaker in the world Volkswagen is very keen to be at the forefront of the electric powertrain development.