Volkswagen plans electric option for all models by 2030

Sep 13, 2017, 00:31
Volkswagen plans electric option for all models by 2030

As a part of their ambitions to trailblaze as more and more manufacturers make the commitment to electric, Volkswagen plan on creating as many as three million e-cars each year.

It has created a new electric auto division it calls I.D. and has plans to offer three models based on the MEB chassis - the I.D. four door sedan, the I.D. Crozz crossover SUV. and the I.D. Buzz, which will be a modern day reincarnation of the VW Microbus that was so popular with Grateful Dead fans.

To reinforce that message, Mueller appeared on stage emerging from an updated version of the driverless Volkswagen Sedric concept - a pointer to the brand's electric and autonomous future.

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Shown alongside the ID Crozz and ID2 concept vehicles in Frankfurt, the ID Buzz - a re-interpretation of the legendary Volkswagen Bulli (Kombi) - will then follow in 2022.

BMW will be showing off a few of their upcoming electric powered models at the Frankfurt Motor Show and one of the models should be the highly anticipated BMW i5. The I.D. Crozz II concept is a premium compact crossover, with the same design as the first one but deploying a catchy two-tone color scheme - Hibiscus Red Metallic paint and a silvery roof. It will also feature the CleanAir system that has been newly developed by Volkswagen.

"Our task is to make modern technology available to many people".

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Volkswagen will offer both front and all-wheel-drive versions of the model, and promises that it will combine the ability of an SUV with the driving dynamics of a hatch, and offer ride comfort that on a par with the Golf.

Loading is made easy by voice activated sliding rear doors that fully retract back to the rear, and front doors that open to a 90-degree angle. It gets high-performance battery which can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system. This is especially important in times of technological transformation.

A production version of the I.D. Crozz is slated to go on sale in 2020, along with two other I.D. vehicles.

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Growing restrictions and charges for diesel and gasoline vehicles are spurring the rise of electric cars, although analysts say big investments in charging points and power networks will be needed to serve a mass market. Automakers are also searching for ways to adapt to a future in which people find ways of getting from one place to another without necessarily owning a vehicle, such as car-sharing or ride-hailing through smartphone apps.