27 Aug '16, 6pm

Volkswagen to Reveal 2019 Electric Car at Paris Auto Show

Volkswagen’s first dedicated battery electric car will be revealed at next month’s Paris auto show. Speaking to German magazine WirtschaftWoche (Industry and Economy Week ), Chairman, Herbert Diess said the car would have the outside dimensions of the Golf, pictured above, but offer the larger Passat’s interior space. The size means it will take on the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, which debuts this year, and the Tesla Model 3, expected to be ready by the end of 2017. According to Diess, the car is a “near-production prototype” that should be launched in late 2018 or early 2019. The new EV will be followed by a small crossover, a coupe and the production version of the BUDD-e minivan concept. According to UK publication Autocar , VW Group CEO Matthias Müller has confirmed the car will offer a 310-mile (500km) range while having a charge time of 15 minutes and costing less than a...

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