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VW to announce all new BEV

Discussion in 'General VW EV Forum' started by Davidx, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Davidx

    Davidx Active Member

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    VW Electric Car: 2016 unveiling confirmed for new electric car | BGR

    New BEV coming to Paris as a prototype close to production. Sounds like it should have real world range of 180-250 miles (based on a rough conversion to EPA from the quoted figures in the article) which is a wide range so I assume there may be two battery capacity options?

    It will be interesting to see how close they say it is to production. Sadly if it's like the Bolt it could be 2019 before we see production after a September 2016 preview.
     
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    dpeilow Militant EV driver!

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    They've already announced a 300km NEDC range boost to the e-Golf, so this smells like yet another VAG press release...
     
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    But 300km would only be 186mile on NEDC which isn't a big uplift from the leaf or the new i3. This release is talking 400-600km NEDC which is quite an uptick if this is just bugging up the e-golf update!! And they talk of it as a prototype which the e-golf wouldn't be.

    I guess we'll have to wait until Paris motor show to see what they preview.
     
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    dpeilow Militant EV driver!

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    Agh ok so yes it's likely a rehash of previous information in that case @dpeilow like you say. But good news that we'll get to see it (be it upgraded e-golf or other) next month
     
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    It is great to see ranges going up significantly... finally :) :)
     
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    The article states "the new model will be about the size of a VW Golf despite featuring interior cabin space in line with the Passat", so it's not just a bigger batteried Golf.
     
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    Hmm, that's a neat trick. Same size outside, bigger battery than before and bigger inside.

    VW have clearly got their transdimensional portal working ...
     
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    VW TARDIS...
     
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    Quite an upgrade from the VW Turdis.
     
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    Yeah, the new UltraClean(tm) VW two stroke diesel with zero exhaust emissions.
     
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    Isn't it all about packaging? No engine, gearbox, fuel tank or exhaust system gives you a lot of room to play with, and the whole architecture can change from the ground up with the battery sandwiched in the floor. Tesla does this to some extent, but retains the traditional car shape to avoid alienating conservative customers. A cabin-forward car with the same dimensions as a golf would have a massive interior on the same footprint. It might take a while to get used to the proportions, but it is entirely doable. The original Mercedes A Class had as much rear legroom as an S Class due to its can forward packaging. That was 20 years ago.
     
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    There will certainly be scope for space savings on the new EV-specific platform that will no longer need to accommodate an ICE option.
     
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    A few more details trickled out of VW.

    There will be a range of all-new BEV VWs using the new MEB platform. VW will unveil a prototype at Paris. Production cars will come at the end of 2019. Range will scale from 400 to 600km. The first car will be highly automated and more like a device.

    I'm guessing they are talking NEDC range, not real range. That puts real range somewhere around 200 to 300 miles depending on battery option.



    The interview with the head of VW's BEV group confirms an updated e-Golf with an NEDC range of 300km (186 miles). That is about the same NEDC range as the 94Ah i3. Real range could be about the same, although the lighter and smaller i3 may have more real range in some conditions.




    New VW MEB electric vehicle, with up to 373 miles of range, coming in 2020
     
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    Yawn. Concept = "We're not going to make this, but look at all this bling!"
     
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    And it's 3 years away.
     
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    I'll be absolutely amazed if VW don't start ramping up electric, they've already said they're going to withdraw diesels from the US, a market that they are looking to grow significantly. As for dieselgate, it's just not feasible that they were the only ones falsifying emissions, they just got caught.

    They're way behind Tesla and more surprisingly GM but I think they'll catch up soon.
     
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