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

German brand

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…

Williams reveals electric vehicle skateboard chassis

Williams reveals

The new concept, dubbed FW-EVX, shows how car makers can create all-new plug-in hybrid or full-electric models without going through the comparatively inefficient stage of building electrified versions of conventional cars. It uses a rigid and compact composite structure to carry electric motors (up to four), to mount traction batteries
 in a low and safe location, 
to manage airflows for both component cooling and aerodynamic efficiency and to provide mountings for new, Williams-designed carbonfibre suspension parts. READ ALSO: SKODA: EVS WON’T HAVE SUB-BRAND OR BE ‘VANILLA’ LIKE TESLA MODEL 3  …

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

Frankfurt Motor Show

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…

Nissan launches longer-range electric car

Nissan

Nissan Nissan has launched a longer-range version of its best-selling Leaf electric vehicle, as it fights growing competition in the electric car market. The new Leaf will run about 150 miles (240km) on a single charge, about 40 miles more than its previous model, the firm said. But that still falls short of ranges offered by rivals Tesla and GM. Other updates include advances in autonomous driving technology and a more modern design. The Leaf, the world’s best-selling electric car, is facing increasing competition in the fast- developing green car…

Frankfurt motor show 2017 preview: The best cars on show

With just a month to go before the Frankfurt motor show, one of the largest events in the motoring industry calendar, the world’s top manufacturers are gearing up to reveal their latest cars. This year’s event is expected to see a host of new vehicles, ranging from hot hatchbacks to class-leading SUVs. Fans will also see Mercedes-AMG’s Project One hypercar, which features the same engine as Lewis Hamilton’s F1 car. The show doesn’t start until 14 September, but here are some of the top cars set to make their debuts:…