The Volkswagen "Electrify America" project to install zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the US has released its first national coverage plan. However, when you strip away the fluff, you're left with a capable and spacious small crossover that offers enough electric range to put your range anxiety to ease. The I.D. CROZZ delivers power of 225 kW, has a top speed of 180 km/h and can cover up to 500 kilometres (NEDC) on one battery charge. Honda Motor Co. will show its new NeuV, a futuristic concept auto the company has suggested might get an electric drivetrain.
To be sure, even as automakers renew commitments to produce more NEVs, it's not clear how aggressively they would push those cars in the marketplace.
Aside from the future-chrome silver paint, purple headlight tints, oversized wheels and lack of side-view mirrors, the I.D. Crozz actually looks like a compact crossover that one might see on the road today. Audi will introduce five purely battery-powered and hybrid vehicles in China in the next five years, the report said.
Taken together, the electric concept vehicles reflect the company's bid to distance itself from diesel vehicles, which were once its bread and butter but were tarnished during an emissions scandal that undermined the technology's reputation.
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As well as acting as a showcase for Volkswagen's future electric driveline technology, the I.D. Crozz also highlights the sort of autonomous driving features that are likely to begin appearing on the company's more up-market models within the next decade. While it shares the architecture with the I.D. Buzz, it's a sign of the platform's flexibility that the I.D. Crozz is 316mm shorter, 85mm narrower, 354mm lower and rides on a wheelbase that's 527mm shorter than the retro-looking people mover concept.
An augmented-reality head-up display projects information such as navigation directions between seven to 15 metres ahead of the vehicle.
VW says the "multifunctional steering wheel retracts into the dashboard and fuses with the digitalized instruments (Active Info Display) to form a single unit".
A full charge gives a range in excess of 300 miles - as much as on a petrol-engined vehicle - and the ID Crozz can be charged up to 80% capacity from a fast charger in just 30 minutes. Meanwhile, a new CleanAir system continually guarantees good air quality in the vehicle - in all outdoor conditions. More touch-operated controls have been implemented onto the door panels.
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It follows on from the I.D.
The I.D. Crozz will have access to automated driving functions that the German automaker is developing. This is because the I.D. "Production will start in 2020", said Herbert Diess, chairman of the VW brand's board of management, in a statement. A smartphone on wheels.
The latest of Volkswagen's post-Dieselgate EV concepts takes the form of a contemporary styled CUV that sets out to combine the dynamic lines of a modern sports auto with the all-terrain capability of a dedicated off-roader.
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