Volkswagen Teases EV Concept Meant to Signal ‘New Era’

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Volkswagen has released teaser photos of the all-electric concept that it plans to show in two weeks time at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. 

Volkswagen says that this concept signals the brand’s launch into a new era, claiming that this new car is as revolutionary as the original Beetle was when it debuted seven decades ago. Along with the car, Volkswagen will take to Paris to tout its new slogan, “Think New.”

Although official details are under wraps, plenty of information has already been spilled on the new car. It will be slightly larger than a Golf and will be the first vehicle released on Volkswagen’s new proprietary electric vehicle platform dubbed MEB. At the low end the car will be capable of about 250 miles (400 km) of range on a single charge while top-end models will be able to drive about 373 miles (600 km) on one charge.

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You can also expect to see next-generation self-driving technology in this concept when it debuts. This will be the first of many new electrified models from Volkswagen, as it aims to move away from the dirty dealings of its diesel-emissions scandal.

The car based on this concept is expected to begin production by the end of 2019. Until then, Volkswagen will upgrade the range of the e-Golf to about 186 miles to help keep it competitive.

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  • kaffekup

    Hope there’s no little gas engine hidden under the trunk… 🙂