Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

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Volkswagen Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the Golf nameplate, but the first for the ID hatchback, which is poised to carry the German brand into the future. Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed the launch cadence…

Volkswagen is ‘second mover’ in electric commercial vehicles – executive

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Volkswagen Volkswagen is a “second mover” in electrified commercial vehicles, after lagging companies such as Tesla and Deutsche Post DHL in putting them on the road, the head of VW’s trucks business told a German newspaper. He said Volkswagen had emissions-free alternatives to conventional trucks and buses on offer. “But maybe the German manufacturers were too slow. It could be,” German daily Tagesspiegel quoted Andreas Renschler, who is also a member of Volkswagen’s group management board, as saying in an interview published on its website on Sunday. Truck manufacturers such…

Driving force: are electric cars crowding out traditional engines?

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Frankfurt motor show When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars. The silence should have pleased the chancellor, who in the wake of the VW emissions scandal has hinted at a possible ban on sales of The diesel cars for which German manufacturers are renowned. German cities plagued by air pollution, including Munich, home of BMW, are mulling over the banning of diesel from their centres. Internationally, the UK and France recently promised…

Volkswagen set to launch next Golf and I.D electric car at the same time

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Volkswagen Golf and I.D Volkswagen has confirmed it will launch two of its most important new models within weeks of each other. The German car maker’s engineering might will be tested over the next two years as it concurrently develops the next-generation Golf alongside the first in its ambitious roll-out of electric vehicles. Jürgen Stackman, board member and head of sales and marketing, revealed to Drive that the company’s top-selling Golf range is set to roll over to a new model generation in 2020 and just one month later, the first of Volkswagen’s…

10 electric cars that could challenge Tesla

Honda will debut its EV Concept, which the automaker has described as its “first EV for Europe.” A production version will hit the European market in 2019. Honda wants two-thirds of its vehicles to be electric or hybrid by 2030. READ ALSO: FIA PRESIDENT: EXPECT “SURPRISES” ON 2018/19 FORMULAE CAR     Volkswagen will bring its I.D. Crozz to Frankfurt, an electric SUV coupe in a gorgeous red. The SUV, which can drive 310 miles on a single charge, will launch in 2020. Audi will also debut an electric SUV concept, the…

New VW I.D Crozz Concept – Self-driving electric car is heading for Frankfurt Motor Show

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Volkswagen will debut an updated version of the I.D Crozz autonomous electric car at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.  The car, which looks like a futuristic reimagining of the VW Tiguan, has been updated and the new version of the car will be on display at the IAA. READ ALSO: MERCEDES SET TO UNVEIL NEW COMPACT ELECTRIC CAR CONCEPT SOON  From a teaser video revealing the car, the updated model will feature a bold red look and slightly refined body curves. Its LED headlights now come with updated graphics and a the car’s…

The Electric Cars at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show: What To Expect

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The new season of international auto shows kicks off in Frankfurt next week. While big industry car shows are often more about sending a message than revealing actual production plans, the Frankfurt event looks promising for EV fans. There will be a few unveilings of refreshed electric car models offering new designs and features—as well as pre-production vehicles showing progress toward market introduction in the next couple of years. And of course, we can expect a few helpings of eye-candy in the form of way-out fantastical electric concepts with advanced…

VW e-Golf 2017 – Updated electric car has more range and an incredible £10,000 discount

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Volkswagen has launched the update e-Golf in showrooms across the UK with better range and more technology onboard. The zero-emissions e-Golf has an OTR price of £32,190 which can be slashed to £27,690 with the plug-in Government car grant. In addition to this, drivers can land another £5,500 off the car’s price under the terms of VW’s new scrappage scheme 2017. The German manufacturer boasts between 124 real-world range and 186 NEDC miles of range, an increase by 50 per cent. READ ALSO: JAGUAR LAND ROVER TO MAKE ONLY ELECTRIC OR…

volkswagen budd e mpv concept previews brands electric future

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Volkswagen Volkswagen’s Budd-e concept is an all-electric MPV that shows off the brand’s new EV architecture slated to underpin future electric models across the VW Group. READ ALSO: AUDI READY TO LAUNCH ELECTRIC CARS IN INDIA BY 2020   Unveiled this week at America’s Consumer Electronics Show, and boasting a brace of electric motors, 302bhp and 361lb ft of torque, plus a 331-mile battery range, the Microbus successor shows off the new platform in style. Its appearance and proportions preview an all-wheel-drive MPV that’s due in 2018, while its chassis will…

Volkswagen: Ready to ROC! – world premiere of the new T-ROC

As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and above all modern, expressive design. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on rough terrain. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said at the world premiere…