Volkswagen is working on a new EV
And No, It's Not Just A New E-Golf
Dr. Diess wants to make his mark in the automotive world with the world's first high-volume, accessible electric car and although it will share much of its technology with the EV version of the upcoming eighth-generation VW Golf, it will do so with a lower cost.
Although it's not clear whether the car will be a sedan or a hatch, it will offer unique styling and a potentially better cruising range than the e-Golf.
To be based on the same front-wheel-drive platform as the next e-Golf – dubbed MEB architecture – the zero emission battery-electric vehicle could be launched before the arrival of the eighth-generation Golf, which is expected late in 2018. However, Volkswagen has yet to decide whether the new EV or the new e-Golf will reach the market first.
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