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VW Reportedly Set to Undercut Tesla Model 3 Price with Entry Long-Range EV

Entry model could come in around $23,000, according to report.

by Paul A. Eisenstein on Nov.09, 2018

VW plans to have two dozen fully electric vehicles, like this I.D. Crozz concept, in production.

Volkswagen is set to launch a base-model, long-range electric vehicle for less than $23,000, according to a report by Reuters, a price that would undercut the long-awaited entry-level Tesla Model 3 by more than a third.

Initially reluctant to enter the electrified vehicle market, the Volkswagen Group has now laid out an aggressive strategy that will include more than 40 all-electric models, as well as dozens of hybrids and plug-ins, for sale through its dozen different passenger vehicle brands. Meanwhile, the Wolfsburg-based carmaker is in discussions with Ford Motor Co. that could see them cooperate on EV development.

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The VW brand itself will cover a wide range of model segments with pure battery-electric vehicles through a new sub-brand dubbed I.D. These will include a reborn version of its legendary Microbus set to be marketed as the I.D. Buzz, as well as mid-sized and smaller offerings. The base model, TheDetroitBureau.com confirmed, is being referred to internally as the “MEB entry.” (more…)

VW Planning, Affordable 300-Plus Mile EV

Another threat to Tesla set to debut at Paris Motor Show.

by Paul A. Eisenstein on Aug.18, 2016

Speculation about VW's commitment developing a viable EV platform may begin by moving the BUDD-e from concept to reality.

The Tesla Model 3, the battery-carmaker’s first affordable long-range EV, is still at least a year away from production, but it’s already facing a fast-growing list of competitors.

That’s set to include Volkswagen, apparently, the maker’s CEO told German news magazine Wirtschafts Woche that VW is planning a new electric vehicle that will deliver between 400 to 600 kilometers per charge, or 248 to 372 miles. That would be even more than what Tesla now delivers from the bigger, and much more expensive Model S.

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VW will show a version of the new battery-car at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, according to Diess. It will anchor an aggressive push into electrification by the embattled automaker. Diess previously revealed that Volkswagen plans to launch 30 new EVs by 2025, as well as new hybrids and plug-in models. (more…)