Volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen e-up!

This year, Volkswagen is presenting at the Frankfurt Motor Show three pure electric vehicles - two production ones (e-Up! and e-Golf) and one concept (e-load Up!).

This is extremely unusual because earlier we only ever saw concept plug-in prototypes from VW.

Volkswagen is making bold statements about its goal to be leader is the electric vehicle segment.

For now, it's hard to say how they will catch Tesla with its outstanding Model S or Nissan with volume sales of the LEAF.  We don't think VW will be that leader anytime soon.

But VW seems to going forward on previously peeled paths.

Below we see an interesting 15-minute video on VW's battery research program that indicates the Germany automaker is hard at work on lithium-ion battery cells.