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Volkswagen presents the new I.D. Concept: 100% electric and autonomous

After a teaser ten days ago, Volkswagen unveils for the Paris Motor Show 2016, I.D., a new concept car, totally electric and autonomous.

The 100% Volkswagen electric car announced for 2020 based on the MEB (Modular Electric Drive Kit), the platform devoted to electric models. The concept also includes a 100% autonomous driving named I.D. Pilot, which should arrive a little later, in 2025.

 

Compact and autonomous

Electric cars are already available in the catalog of the German manufacturer as the e-Golf, but they coexist with a thermal version. This time, it is a unique 100% electric model.

With the MEB platform, it’s compact (length of 4.10 m), with an electric motor with a power of 125 kW (or 170 hp for a 0 to 100 km / h in 8 seconds shot) and batteries located under the vehicle floor. The interior is itself worthy of a MPV. Volkswagen considers good battery life of 400 to 600 km. The question is whether this difference comes from driving or multiple battery packs available.

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An affordable price

The price was not clearly announced, but the manufacturer speaks of a cost equivalent to that of a conventional diesel Golf. It will therefore be between € 24 360 and € 37 730. Volkswagen hopes to sell 1 million electric vehicles per year by 2025.

 

Volkswagen against the competition

Between this ID, the Zoé from Renault, Ford launching their own self-driving cars service and the estimated prices well below a Tesla Model S at € 77,000, it seems that we are closer than ever to access these electric cars of great self-sufficiency.

However, despite the nice ads, it remains to verify in practice the promises and limitations of these cars of tomorrow. We also look forward to the European release of the Model 3 of Tesla planned for 2018, which should facilitate the democratization of electric cars.

 

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Source: Frandroid

 


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