Following the diesel emission scandal, Volkswagen decided to stay clean and moved toward electric vehicles. The newly launched Volkswagen I.D concept at the 2016 Paris Auto Show gives us a good idea about what the automaker is planning to produce in the coming years.
The Volkswagen I.D concept is a hatchback which boasts a pretty impressive and futuristic design with sliding doors. On the inside, the I.D concept extends a retractable steering column in case the driver wants to switch to autonomous mode and a large LED dash display to make the vehicle look ultra-modern. The conventional side mirrors have been replaced with rear cameras.
The overall design approach of the Volkswagen I.D concept is very simple. It is built on the new MEB platform and the chassis is created using a mix of high-strength steel for cost effectiveness. The battery is installed on the hatchback’s floor and it is non-swappable.
According to Volkswagen, the I.D concept uses a single electric motor which can produce 167 horsepower and offers a range between 250 and 370 miles. The electric motor can be charged up to 80 percent in just 15 minutes.
As part of the new plan, Volkswagen is looking forward to launch 30 electric cars by 2025 which will also include a minivan. The first vehicle would be the production model of the Volkswagen I.D concept and it will arrive in the market by 2020.
The pricing details have not been announced yet by the automaker.