Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept

Volkswagen will show a near-production electric car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in early October.

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Volkswagen Passat GTE

And according to the Wirtschafts Woche's interview with VW brand boss Herbert Diess, we should expect long-range EV the size of a Golf, but the internal space of Passat - something we have seen touted in the likes of the Chevy Bolt EV, as excess (interior cu ft eating) ICE-related componentry is removed - such as center drive-train housing/interior consoles.

Market introduction of this new all-electric model is expected in 2019.

Range on a single charge is said to be between 400-600 km (around 250 to 373 miles). The bad news is that Volkswagen still needs three years for long-range EVs.  Once again, we assume these to be NEDC estimates, so a good "real world"/EPA analog would be 300-450 km (185 to 280 miles).

Herbert Diess hints also few following BEVs - all on the same modular platform:

  • city-SUV
  • coupé
  • small delivery van (deriving from BUDD-e)
The all-electric Phaeton has been shuffled to the back of the queue, and wil be released thereafter.

Source: Wirtschafts Woche via Green Car Congress