According to the latest reports coming from Germany, Volkswagen is working on an electric car that is set to debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.
If the reports are to be believed, the Volkswagen car will manage up to 300 miles on only one charge, something that could indeed be a milestone. The German automaker has had quite a lot to deal with in the event of the dieselgate scandal, something that seems to be catalyzing the company’s urge to have electric cars on the roads by 2020.
In a time-frame that has seemingly moved forward, Volkswagen will be availing the electric car for purchase as from 2018, which will just be two years between next month’s official launch and the potential date of releasing the car. The chairman of the company, Herbert Diess, mentioned that the electric car that will be unveiled next month at the Paris Motor Show will be able to drive through a distance of between 250 miles and 370 miles, which is the equivalent of 250 kilometers and 600 kilometers, respectively.
With such a coverage, the Volkswagen electric car will have the longest range in the market – a title that is currently held by Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 electric car, which has a 215-mile range. As for the size, Diess said that the new car will share the specs of the Volkswagen Golf, however, the cargo space will be similar to what you see with the Volkswagen Passat.
Even though next month’s Paris Motor Show will only be showcasing the electric car’s prototype, Diess is adamant that this will still reflect the final product that will be here as early as 2018, or even 2019, but not 2020 as earlier promised. In the wake of the rumors that Volkswagen was planning to venture into the electric car business, further speculation started cropping in suggesting that the car making giant will be handling the manufacturing of these cars’ batteries in-house, just like Tesla. In his remarks, Diess confirmed that this will indeed be the case, or if worse comes to worst, the batteries will be purchased from German manufacturers.
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