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…

2020 VISION Skoda’s first electric car hits all the e-car targets

concept car

Why? Because I’m driving this £1million concept car — one of one — just days before its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. And it can’t get wet. Or damaged. Or I’ll get damaged. At ease, Stan, my friend. Relax. I’ll be good. I’ll go steady with her. This is the Skoda Vision E, the basis for Skoda’s first all-electric car coming in 2020. By 2025, Skoda will have FIVE all-electric vehicles — one smaller than this, one bigger, a small car, and maybe even a rear-wheel drive sports…

This Honda shows why electric cars still have a long way to go before they post massive sales

EVs

 EVs are still relatively expensive when compared with mass-market gas vehicles. • Government support will help make EVs more accessible, but many gas-powered cars still cost half as much. • New-car buyers are uniquely price-sensitive – they might look at EVs, but they won’t buy. Electric cars have two major problems to overcome before they can go truly mainstream: price and charging. The arrival of long-range EVs hasn’t really changed anything – although the newly launched Tesla Model 3 is so compelling that many buyers are liable to give it…