VW announces pioneering new electric car
Volkswagen has announced its pioneering electric car, the ID.3
Volkswagen officially announced the world's first electric car with a carbon-neutral footprint. The new model, which will later form a family of EV's, will likely arrive in Australia in 2022.
The ID.3 is built upon Volkswagen's Modular Electric Drive Matrix (or MEB) platform and is roughly Golf-sized. Volkswagen is developing three different battery capacities, with the following single-charge range claims:
|45 kWh||Up to 330km|
|58 kWh||Up to 420km|
|77 kWh||Up to 550km|
Deliveries will commence in Europe from mid-2020. The entry price is €40,000 ($64,400). Owners also receive up to 2,000kWh of power, which equates to the average yearly distance travelled by most buyers. Australian pricing and delivery dates are yet to be finalised.
The German car-building giant also took advantage of the Frankfurt Motor Show to publicly reveal a four-door electric car, based on the up! microcar sold throughout the world. The plucky EV can eke out 260kms per battery charge. Prices start in Germany from €21,975 ($35,000).
Re-designed VW logo
Finally, Volkswagen has shown the world its cleaner and more modern logo mark. The symbol does away with shading and bevels that made the old one look like a 3D badge in favour of a simplified, 2D design. You'll start to see the new logo from early next year, as over 70,000 signs and displays need updating worldwide.
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