VW Plans to Release a Fully Electric Crossover in 2020
2021 Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ announced
How many times have we been tricked into falling for a concept model, only to find it never quite becomes something we can actually drive? Too many times. With so many automakers flaunting edgy designs as proof that the future of the automotive world won’t be any less engaging even with electric powertrains, we never know what to think anymore. Will this model ever be released? When it comes to the Volkswagen I.D. CROZZ, it’s now been announced that the model has the green light for production in 2020, possibly as a 2021 model year. Here’s what you need to know.
VW to build 15 EVs by 2025
The VW e-Golf has been an underdog since its release in 2015, and it’s not hard to see why. The model is only sold in larger cities with a better charging infrastructure. This might make sense, since it means the vehicle is sold where it’s most likely to take traction, but it also means that there hasn’t been as much reason to invest in other EV technology. Now that virtually every automaker is jumping on future EV production, we can expect charging times to become more reasonable and the infrastructure more expansive. So what can we expect from VW?
The I.D. CROZZ is a crossover concept that is likely to be a size up over the Passat. The concept vehicle had an estimated 302 horsepower and a range of up to 300 miles, showing that it could be a practical everyday driver, and still fun.
As with many concepts, much of the features are based on the futuristic prediction that autonomous driving will be common. Whatever features are present in the model released in 2020, we know it won’t be autonomous right from the start.
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