Volkswagen details the new electric sedanDecember 18, 2020
VW’s electric midsize sedan will have an aerodynamically optimized design similar to the ID Vizzion concept car.
The Volkswagen electric sedan has an aerodynamically optimized range and short charging times. The car will be based on the ID Vizzion concept unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is expected to go on sale by 2023.
The model is still in development, but VW engineers told Automotive News Europe that they are aiming to create a high-performance vehicle that can travel up to 700 km on a single charge.
The car could be named ID.6, although VW is currently revising its naming system for the ID family of electric vehicles and is considering creating a consistent approach across all major global markets.
A range of upgrades, from a lightweight design to a larger battery, currently expected to reach 84 kWh, will help extend the sedan’s range. It is expected that the main progress with the increase in the range will be achieved through significant improvements in aerodynamics with an extremely low coefficient of drag. The engineers gave the car the codename Aero-B to reflect their focus on aerodynamics.
The production Aero-B will eventually replace the combustion-engined Passat and the sportier, upscale Arteon fastback in Europe. To this end, the automaker is investing around € 1 billion in its plant in Emden, Germany, to build a sedan and station wagon based on the ID Space Vizzion concept. The production of the Passat, currently being produced in Emden, will be moved to Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2023, where it will be built alongside its sister Skoda Superb. Sources said VW will keep only the Passat station wagon in Europe, discontinuing the sedan due to its low popularity.
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