Volkswagen thought about the charged electric carAugust 3, 2018
The sports division of Volkswagen is considering the possibility of producing a charged electric car. It will be built on the basis of a model from the I.D.-line: probably, it will be a hatchback I.D. or crossover I.D. Crozz. This in an interview with the publication Autocar told the head of Volkswagen R Jost Capito.
“If we release an R-version of an electric vehicle,” – Capito said, “it will be a real R model, or all efforts will be in vain.” According to the top manager, the model of a sports electric car still exists only in the form of an idea: electrical technologies evolve so quickly that the company is not even ready to name the approximate time of its release.
Before the developers of the R-version of the electric car will be the task to maintain a balance between performance, power reserve and convenience in everyday use. It is he who will determine which model will form the basis of the charged electric vehicle.
One of the reasons why the sports division of Volkswagen paid attention to electric cars was the victory of the brand in the high-speed ascent to Mount Pikes Peak. 680-hp electric sport prototype I.D. R drove almost 20-kilometer Pikes Peak track for 7 minutes 57.148 seconds, improving for 16 seconds the time of Sebastien Loeb and Peugeot 208 T16.