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The Volkswagen ID Roomzz concept will make its debut at the 2019 Shanghai motor show, which takes place in the middle April. The Roomzz looks set to be the largest concept car based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB electric car platform...

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Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models
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Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models

Skoda will build three pure-electric models on the modular Volkswagen MEB platform by 2023, including a low-cost compact. According to Automotive News Europe, the range will be headed by a production take on the Vision IV concept unveiled at the Geneva motor show. A cheaper, simpler SUV will sit below it in the range, once again with styling inspired by the concept...


Seat el-Born concept unveiled
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Seat el-Born concept unveiled

The Seat el-Born concept has been revealed ahead of its full debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which takes place next week, and looks almost ready for production. Equipped with a 62kWh battery pack, the el-Born has an estimated driving range of 420 kilometres based on the WLTP cycle. Using a compatible 100kW DC fast charger, the el-Born's battery can be topped up to 80 per cent within 47 minutes...


Skoda Vision iV concept interior sketched
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Skoda Vision iV concept interior sketched

The Skoda Vision iV will debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show at the beginning of March, and could preview a new electric crossover "coupe" for the brand. Like the recently launched Scala hatch, the company's word mark is used for the centre of the steering wheel instead of its winged arrow logo...


Skoda Vision iV concept sketched
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Skoda Vision iV concept sketched

Skoda has teased its Vision iV concept with a pair of design sketches, ahead of its official unveiling at next month's Geneva motor show. Dubbed a 'concept study', the Vision iV is an all-electric four-door crossover coupe that could preview the brand's first EV model to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB architecture...


Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report
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Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building an entry-level electric car priced below the important €20,000 ($32,300) barrier in Europe. According to Reuters, the group's supervisory board will meet on November 16, European time, to discuss the proposal...


Volkswagen may share MEB EV platform with Ford
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Volkswagen may share MEB EV platform with Ford

Volkswagen may grant Ford access to the company's upcoming MEB electric car platform as part of wide-ranging collaboration talks between the two car makers. During a conference call discussing the German automaker's third quarter results, Frank Witter, the Volkswagen Group's chief financial officer (CFO), told Automotive News and other outlets, "Whether we might provide access [to MEB] to other brands outside of the VW Group is theoretically possible, but there is no decision"...


Volkswagen Beetle: Next-gen car to become an electric four-door - report
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Volkswagen Beetle: Next-gen car to become an electric four-door - report

The next-generation Volkswagen Beetle could be a four-door only model riding on the company's MEB electric car platform, available with rear-wheel drive. According to Autocar, this proposal is currently under consideration by the people who matter at Volkswagen, but a decision has yet to be reached...


Audi e-tron snapped on the Nurburgring
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Audi e-tron snapped on the Nurburgring

The first all-electric, mass-produced Audi – the e-tron – has been snapped on the Nurburgring, continuing the long buildup to its full launch later this year. Here's what we know about the e-tron, which officially launches on August 30. In prototype form, it offers more than 500km of range on a full charge, and hits 100km/h in 4.6 seconds...


Audi e-tron to debut on August 30
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Audi e-tron to debut on August 30

Ladies and gentlemen, stop holding your breath: we finally have an official launch date for the first mass-production Audi electric vehicle. Mark down August 30 in your diary, that's when the covers will finally come off the e-tron. It's been teased extensively, and a heavily camouflaged prototype was revealed in Geneva, but the end of August will be the first proper look at the car in production guise...


Audi to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025
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Audi to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi has announced plans to sell 800,000 pure-electric and plug-in vehicles in 2025, as the brand doubles down on its commitment to electric mobility. Rupert Stadler, Audi AG board chairman, said the company wants to "revolutionise mobility" and become the top luxury manufacturer in the e-mobility space – not exactly unique goals, given both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are aggressively planning their own plug-in revolutions...


Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept revealed

The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept has been unveiled this week, previewing the company's vision for a fully-autonomous electric sedan. Based on Volkswagen's MEB electric vehicle (EV) platform, the I.D. Vizzion features artificial intelligence (AI), an electric powertrain with a range of up to 413 miles (665km) per charge, and Level 5 autonomous systems, removing the need for traditional driver controls...


Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025
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Skoda to launch five EVs by 2025

Skoda has announced plans to offer five electric vehicles (EV) by 2025, along with its first plug-in hybrid in 2019. In a new release, the Czech subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group confirmed it is planning five EV models across "various segments", with the first model in this new electric family to be built in the Czech Republic...


Volkswagen Beetle: Next-gen to be electric and RWD - report
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Volkswagen Beetle: Next-gen to be electric and RWD - report

The Volkswagen Beetle could be revived as a rear-wheel drive electric vehicle (EV) as part of the company's upcoming I.D. family, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, Volkswagen's Herbert Diess said the company needs to decide on "emotional concepts" for its upcoming electric cars - a term he defines as covering iconic models like the Microbus and Beetle, along with the Kübelwagen and Buggy...


Volkswagen ID Kombi concept bound for Detroit
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Volkswagen ID Kombi concept bound for Detroit

A new Volkswagen ID concept will make its debut at the Detroit motor show in January, and this one will be yet another modern take on the iconic Kombi. The automaker has released three teaser images for its forthcoming Detroit concept car, which will be a follow up to the ID Concept unveiled at the Paris motor show this year...


Volkswagen details Transform 2025+ plan: e-mobility onslaught, new digital connectivity coming
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Volkswagen details Transform 2025+ plan: e-mobility onslaught, new digital connectivity coming

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced its Transform 2025+ strategy this week, further detailing the company's plans for the decade ahead. At the forefront of Volkswagen's goals for the next decade, and beyond, is to clearly position itself at the top of volume segments globally, and becoming a leader in electric vehicles...


Volkswagen teases 'revolutionary' EV concept ahead of Paris debut
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Volkswagen teases 'revolutionary' EV concept ahead of Paris debut

Volkswagen has teased a concept electric vehicle that will debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, which starts at the end of this month. Last month, Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen brand, told Wirtschafts Woche that the company's Paris debutant will be an EV around the same size as the Golf...


Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report
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Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report

Audi is looking to an electrified future, with the luxury marque’s CEO revealing it aims to have three fully-electric models on the market by the end of the decade. Last week a source within Audi told Reuters the company is planning for electric vehicles (EVs) to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025...


2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report
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2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report

The new Skoda Superb is expected to be the first electrified model from the Czech manufacturer, which will be followed by a range of Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) models over the next ten years. Skoda is understood to be planning a plug-in hybrid variant of the Superb for 2019, which will make it the first PHEV of any type from the brand, followed by its first fully electric vehicle (EV) a few years later...


Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production - report
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Volkswagen Budd-e electric concept bound for production - report

The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e microvan concept, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month, is reportedly poised to enter production in the near future. In 2011, the world had its first glimpse of Volkswagen’s new microvan concept with the Bulli, which introduced a funky design and retro paintwork that threw back to the T1 Type 2 Kombi’s of the '60s and '70s...