VW’s aggressive electric car plans

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Volkswagen plans to bring five new electric cars to market, according to a Madison report. By Staff Writer

The site said all Volkswagen’s electric cars will be based on its new modular electric-vehicle architecture – and they’ll be sold in the U.S., Europe, and China.

In a new interview with German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, VW brand chief Herbert Diess, said the new electric VW is slightly smaller than the compact Golf hatchback on the outside, but its interior room is comparable to that of the midsize Passat.

“It will be all-electric, battery-powered, with a range of “400 to 600 kilometers.”

The VW Group includes a slew of automotive brands, most notably Audi and Porsche, in addition to the namesake VW brand. Both Audi and Porsche have shown concept versions of upcoming battery-electric models. Audi’s, an electric SUV set to rival Tesla Motors’ Model X, is expected to begin production in the first quarter of 2018. Porsche’s electric sports sedan will follow somewhat later. 

VW’s goal is to be selling a million battery-electric vehicles a year by 2025.

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