04 Jul '18, 3pm

The Prolonged Wait for Volkswagen Electric Vehicles

The Volkswagen I.D. concept is equipped with a 168-horsepower electric motor and provides a range of about 250 miles. The UK’s Autocar website reported this week that Volkswagen could introduce an all-electric four-door version of its iconic Beetle. The model, if given the green light, would use Volkswagen’s MEB electric-vehicle architecture, the underpinning of an entire line of VW EVs going into production as soon as next year. VW design boss Klaus Bischoff said the company will focus first on electric cars with the highest potential for sales in the next year or two—before deciding on an electric Beetle. Volkswagen continues to garner headlines for concept and one-off electric vehicles while remaining a marginal player in the current EV market. In a recent example of marketing hype with limited real-world consequence, a Volkswagen I.D. R electric car in late June travel...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/prolonged-wait-volkswagen-elect...

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