Volkswagen Teases Electric Concept Car

2 years ago by Mark Kane 14

Volkswagen at the CES 2016: the focus is on networking and long-distance electromobility

Volkswagen at the CES 2016: the focus is on networking and long-distance electromobility

Volkswagen Bulli

Volkswagen Bulli

Volkswagen teased its latest electric concept car, which will be unveiled at the 2016 CES and is expected to be based on a Bulli/Microbus reincarnation.

What we know is that it will be an all-electric car with long range.

“In 2016 Volkswagen is once again represented at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES, which takes place from 6 – 9 January in Las Vegas/USA. Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, will be holding the keynote on the evening before the show opens its doors. The main focus of his speech is on the latest developments in electromobility as well as the next generation of connectivity.

Volkswagen will present a completely new concept car at the CES, to illustrate the major changes that the car is set to go through in the next few years. First and foremost the world premiere marks the beginning of a new era of affordable long-distance electromobility. Over and above this, innovative features will demonstrate the benefits to the customer that Volkswagen will be able to deliver in the near future thanks to the increasing interconnectedness of the motor car. As well as that, new display and operating concepts will also be making their debut in Las Vegas. For instance, Volkswagen will give quite a clear glimpse of the latest developments in in-car infotainment that are on the verge of being launched onto the market. This will see innovations such as the Golf R Touch concept car finding their way into Volkswagen’s broad product portfolio.”

Compared to the previous Bulli concept or Cross Coupe GTE, the style seen in the teaser image is definitely different.

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen Cross Coupe GTE

Volkswagen e-Co-Motion concept vehicle

Volkswagen e-Co-Motion concept vehicle

Volkswagen eT!

Volkswagen eT!

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14 responses to "Volkswagen Teases Electric Concept Car"

  1. Benz says:

    The VW Cross Coupe GTE looks very nice.

    1. PVH says:

      Agreed, such a car with for example a 60 Kwh battery for production in 2017 would have IMO some success.

      1. PVH says:

        Or at least a PHEV with a 20Kwh battery and a 1.4L engine.

  2. islandboy says:

    I could readily see myself driving the e-Co-Motion concept, despite the fact that it’s face is somewhat reminiscent of a Star Wars Starship Trooper. I sincerely hope that the dieselgate scandal has bitch slapped the VolksWagen Group’s EV development into high gear!

  3. Anon says:

    Are they putting a fake chromed plastic grill on the Bulli EV?

    Ungh. 🙁

    1. Foo says:

      No, it’s a real-chromed fake grill.

      1. Anon says:

        That’s OK then. 😉

        1. Mart says:

          Then they’re lighting it up with LEDs to minimize energy use for useless things.

        2. Mart says:

          As long as they’re keeping vestigial car parts, maybe we can get them to add a crank too!

          1. Nix says:

            I now must retrofit one of those into a Tesla Model S just to mess with people.

            All I need to find is a period-correct hand-crank….

            And a Model S….

            *grin*

    2. Mister G says:

      I’ll take the VW hood ornament to wear around my neck..FLAVOR FLAV in the house

  4. pk says:

    LOL, more PR shenanigans me thinks.

    “These are not the dirty diesels you’re looking for”

  5. Danny says:

    I think it leaked already.

  6. Nix says:

    This is how traditional car companies keep from being slammed for “missing” a deadline for putting out EV’s.

    Instead of releasing actual information about progress for an EV, they simply release one more “concept car” after another without setting a specific date.

    In other words, they’re just screwing with you to keep your attention, wihtout actually setting deadlines for themselves in public. So deadlines mean nothing.

    Meanwhile, a car company like Tesla doesn’t screw with people by putting out endless car show concept cars, and they get called out for missing deadlines. As if that was unusual in the automotive industry. Maybe Tesla should join the ICE car maker tradition of just putting out concept car after concept car, and stop even trying to put out cars on a schedule. Would that make the haters whe whine endlessly about deadlines happy?