Volkswagen NUVe Purpose-Built Electric Car To Debut This September


JUN 8 2016 BY MARK KANE 12

BMW i3 Protonic Blue

BMW i3 Protonic Blue

It’s expected that at the upcoming 2016 Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen will present… a new concept all-electric car.

However, this time it will be pre-production, purpose-made car called the NUVe, positioned as a BMW i3 competitor.

NUVe is to be based on the new MEB architecture for long-range mass produced BEVs, which will be ready for production in 2019.

And NUVe could be one of 4 the new EVs built on the MEB that will enter production somewhere in the 2019-2020 range.

By that time, the BMW i3 will probably be given new life with a major refresh.

Unfortunately, no additional details have been released on NUVe, so we’ll probably have to wait until closer to its reveal to learn what we should expect from this dedicated electric car.

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“enter production somewhere in the 2019-2020 range”?


Same ole same. VW and the propaganda machine at full throttle.

No one complained that the Model X was shown some years before entering production. VW is doing the same…

Right, have the has been wanna be’s duke it out. Why not.

Hmmm. Looks suspiciously like the i3 layout.

It looks like almost every other purpose made EV platform.

Paris Motor Show is in October, not September.

There are already plenty of electric micro cars to choose from like the i3, the Zoe and even the Leaf, so what is really needed is a passat sized sedan and preferably in the same complete set of configurations, that is sedan, hatchback and station wagon.

From skateboard illustration caption-

“New MEB Architecture To Underpin 300+ Mile Mid-Size EV From VW For 2019”

Note – 300+ mile. MID-SIZE. Not micro.

from article:

“And NUVe could be one of 4 the new EVs built on the MEB that will enter production somewhere in the 2019-2020 range.”

A mid-sized 300+ mile EV architecture that will support 4 different vehicle configurations. Sounds like they read your mind.

Another concept from VW. I stopped counting.

Why do everyone but Tesla have that mess between the fron tires? Where’s the frunk?

Smaller cars, so less space for electronic central controller, inverter, cooling equipment, regenerating system controller and…Tesla being some years ahead of competition when it comes to put all of this in an small space.