Volkswagen Boss: Long-Range (250 To 373-Mile) EV Will Hit Market By 2019
Volkswagen will show a near-production electric car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in early October.
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:
- 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.