Since the onset of the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has decided to rework its position as a green automaker and the company now has a raft of electric cars on tow – with a first preview set for the upcoming Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris.
The first taste of VW’s electric strategy comes in Paris at the end of the month and the previewing concept will most likely be used as a template to deliver the brand’s promise of an electric mobility future. The electric range will then fan out with a number of models, coming to the market in the next few years. These upcoming products will even reach a NEDC-estimated range as high as 372 miles (600 kilometers). A new report discusses the latest details shared by the automaker during a recent press conference, with the company discussing this upcoming concept as something revolutionary – in line with the classic Beetle and original Golf.
Just like the already presented Budd-e concept, the Paris prototype will use VW’s new MEB green platform, used for all of its upcoming electric cars. The models will boast at least a range of 400 km (248 miles) and the chassis will go to up to 600 km (372 miles). The minimum figure is on par with the Chevrolet Bolt and upcoming Tesla Model 3, with the concept being a Golf-sized compact vehicle with the interior space of the medium class Passat.
Via Auto Express