Volkswagen Building BMW i3 Competitor

News | June 8th, 2016 by 0
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As part of ongoing efforts to scrub its dieselgate-stained image, Volkswagen is preparing to unveil an all-electric vehicle at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in …

As part of ongoing efforts to scrub its dieselgate-stained image, Volkswagen is preparing to unveil an all-electric vehicle at the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September. Called NUVe, the electric concept car is built on the modular MEB chassis, according to Auto Bild. The five-door hatch is rumored to offer the same interior space as the Passat model and will go head-to-head with BMW’s i3.

Few details are known at this stage for things like range, performance, and other specs, but VW is looking to market it by 2019, at a time when most EV cars will deliver over 200 miles range and be priced below $40,000. The range of the recently updated i3 BEV was increased by 40 percent from 81 miles per charge to 114.

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Auto Bild reports the NUVe project is one of six concepts to be built atop the MEB platform, and four of these have a good chance of being produced.

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