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Volkswagen presents electric cars of the future

The group as a whole will deliver more than 80 new electric models to customers by 2025.

Matthias Müller Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group

Hundreds of journalists crowd around the stand of the Volkswagen brand as the company lets the future drive into the spotlight at the start of the International Automobile Exhibition (IAA): With a four-door electric concept car, the new I.D.CROZZ, Volkswagen presents a view of the SUV of years to come – driven by one electric motor at each the front and rear axle, with a speed of up to 180 km/h and a range of up to 500 kilometers on a single charge. Matthias Müller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, had presented the greatest electric offensive in the automotive industry just the evening before at the IAA Preview Night. “The group as a whole will deliver more than 80 new electric models to customers by 2025, including almost 50 true e-vehicles and 30 plug-in hybrids,” announced Müller. The company will earmark more than €20 billion by 2030 for direct investments in the industrialization of electromobility.

Now, to begin the first press day, the brands have even more news in store for mobility of the future. Volkswagen Passenger Cars, for instance, is ushering in a new era with the development of a new generation of innovative electric vehicles – the I.D. family. “Our task is to make modern technology accessible for many. And this is especially true in the age of technological upheaval. One thing is certain: The Golf of the future must once again be a Volkswagen!", points out Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, on the occasion of Preview Night.

On the stage of exhibition hall 3, the strengths of the new I.D. CROZZ are quickly apparent: The masculine and vibrant looking crossover between an SUV and coupe has been systematically fine-tuned for series application. The interior of the new I.D. CROZZ offers a compelling amount of space and highly versatile seating comfort. There are no B-pillars, meaning that the large hinged and sliding doors provide a wide opening – even a cross bike can be loaded without difficulty. It’s just a taste of what is in store in the not-too-distant future: Volkswagen will launch the I.D. CROZZ and the compact, all-electric four-door I.D. in the Golf segment in 2020. In addition, the I.D. BUZZ – a fresh interpretation of the legendary Volkswagen Bulli – will reach the market in 2022.
 

Our task is to make modern technology accessible for many. And this is especially true in the age of technological upheaval. One thing is certain: The Golf of the future must once again be a Volkswagen!

Herbert Diess CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

Like Volkswagen, the electric concept from the ŠKODA brand has also attracted attention at the press conference: With its VISION E design, the company presents the unique features of the new ŠKODA design language for electric vehicles. The doors that open opposite to each other and the four individual swivel seats are striking. The exterior mirrors are gone – cameras transmit what's happening outside to monitors. Compared to the vehicle presented at the world premiere in Shanghai, the front has been refined and now appears more distinctive. Electric motors with a system capacity of 225 kW (306 hp) give the concept its drive.

In addition to the electric concepts, the brands delighted the press event with many more highlights – from the Volkswagen T-Roc and Audi A8 to the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo and Bentley New Continental GT through to the ŠKODA KAROQ and SEAT Arona. Bugatti announced a world record for the Chiron: The 1500 hp premium sports car accelerated from 0 to 400 km/h and then came to a stop in just 42 (41.96) seconds. Behind the wheel: former Formula 1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya. “Our customers are looking for the best of the best. This impressive achievement is further proof that they get the best super sports car in the world with the Chiron“, says Wolfgang Dürheimer, president of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “300 of the 500 limited production Chiron vehicles have already been sold. The success story of this exceptional super sports car continues.”

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T-Roc
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Cayenne Turbo & Cayenne S *
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Chiron **

* Cayenne Turbo – The vehicle is not yet for sale. It has not yet been homologated and is therefore not subject to the directive 1999/94/EC. Cayenne S – Mileage in l/100km: city 11.8-11.3; highway 8.4-8.0; combined: 9.4–9.2; CO₂ emissions combined: 213 – 209 g/km; CO₂ efficiency class: G | ** Chiron: Mileage, l/100km: city 35.2 / highway 15.2 / combined 22,5; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G


Information for consumers:
I.D. CROZZ – the study is not for sale and is not subject to the directive 1999/94/EC as a result.
T-Roc – The vehicle is not yet for sale and is not subject to the directive 1999/94/EC as a result.
A8 – The vehicle is not yet for sale. It has not yet been homologated and is therefore not subject to the directive 1999/94/EC.
Cayenne Turbo – The vehicle is not yet for sale. It has not yet been homologated and is therefore not subject to the directive 1999/94/EC.
Cayenne S – Mileage in l/100km: city 11.8-11.3; highway 8.4-8.0; combined: 9.4–9.2; CO₂ emissions combined: 213 – 209 g/km; CO₂ efficiency class: G
Aventator S Roadster – Mileage in l/100km: city 26.2; highway 11.6; combined: 16.9; CO₂ emissions combined: 394 g/km; CO₂ efficiency class: G
Continental GT – Mileage city 17.7 l/16.0 mpg/100 km; highway 8.9 l/31.7 mpg/100 km; combined: 12.2 l/23.2 mpg/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 278 g/km; CO₂ efficiency class: G
Arona - This car is not yet for sale. It has not yet been homologated and is therefore not subject to the 1999/94/EG guideline.
Chiron - Mileage, l/100km: city 35.2 / highway 15.2 / combined 22,5; CO2 emissions combined, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G