Report: VW's Electric Car to be in 3 Battery Configurations

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September 25, 2018—VW's electric vehicle is expected to launch next year and to be offered in three different battery pack configurations based on the MEB platform, reported Electrek.

Last year, VW claimed that it will have a NEDC-rated range of “400 to 600 km” (~250 to 375 miles) depending on the battery pack configuration, according to the report.

Now Christian Senger, VW’s head of product line for e-mobility, updated the numbers based on the more accurate WLTP range via Auto Express:

“We will have three different ranges of I.D. hatchback, to allow for people with different budgets. The entry-level car will have a WLTP range of 330km (205 miles), and it will also have more limited performance. If people want a faster car then I don’t want them coming back after three months telling me that it’s fast but that the range is too short. So if you want a fast car, you’ll need a bigger battery – simple.”

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