Since the German automaker has a long way up the road to redemption following the still unfolding Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen is apparently trying to win our hearts by going as green as possible.
And the latest rumor flying around the mill paints an interesting picture – Volkswagen may be looking to join the upcoming Titan battle between the affordable electric Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. Details for now are severely limited but it appears the automaker is trying to join the battle of the world’s most affordable EVs as the project is one held dear by Herbert Diess, the chief executive officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. There isn’t much to go around with this story for now but allegedly the carmaker seeks to have it as the best-selling mass production electric vehicle – and in order to achieve the feat it will strive to deliver it as the world’s most affordable electric vehicle. In order to keep costs in check while the automaker pays some checks (fines and other billions from Dieselgate), it appears the platform and overall influence would come from the next generation Golf EV. This means the automaker would make use of the new Modular Electric Platform (MEB) that was recently launched through the Budd-e concept.
While one should ask itself why not make the Golf EV the world’s most affordable electric vehicle and benefit from the branding’s household name power, it appears the new electric vehicle would employ a bespoke styling and a lower sticker price. There are no clear signs regarding the body style of this alleged new model, but nevertheless it should come with an electric range of at least 186 miles on a single charge.