Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Electric CUV

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Electric CUV

Volkswagen boldly claims that it will offer at least four affordable pure-electric vehicles in the next few years,  but we have our doubts.

Christian Senger, head of the Volkswagen's electric car division, made some comments on this matter at the recent Shanghai Auto Show. According to Senger, VW will lead the way with electric vehicles priced similar to ICE. Quoting Senger:

“Offering our electric cars for prices similar to combustion engine vehicles really is a game changer."

"We’re using the need to step from combustion engine to electric cars to reinvent VW brand.” 

Senger adds that VW has made "huge progress" in regards to reducing production costs for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand is gearing up to roll out four affordable electric vehicles in the coming years, whether of not they go hand-in-hand with "affordable" to the common new car buyer - that remains to be seen, as no word on pricing of any of the new models has yet to be forecast.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Among the four affordable, pure-electric Volkswagen are a midsize crossover, a hatchback, a sedan and likely a van.

The models will all be sold under the I.D. sub-brand and include production versions of the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz CUV, I.D. Hatchback and the yet-to-be-revealed I.D. sedan. All of these offerings will be long-range EVs, 200-plus miles EPA we suspect, with some perhaps over 300.

For background on the individual I.D. offerings, follow these related links:

Volkswagen I.D. Hatchback - 250-plus miles of range, coming in 2020

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz - 270-mile range, production after hatchback

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz - 311-mile NEDC (225-ish EPA) rating, production after hatchback

Source: Automotive News