The Electric Future Of Volkswagen Automobiles

October 31st, 2018 by

Volkswagen is a motor giant in Libertyville and it is taking strategic steps towards releasing an electric model by 2025. This is a move that started in 2016 when VW ushered in futuristic concept cars labeled I.D. It started with the hatchback, and was shortly followed by a crossover, high-end sedan, and the rear-engine bus. Over 80 new electric models are on the list and are to be revealed by this time.

Being the largest carmaker by unit sales, Volkswagen is set to spend more on electric cars, new mobility services, and autonomous driving. The award-winning I.D Buzz concept electric vehicle will also be produced and sold in Europe, United States, and China.  While it will not go on sale now, the Buzz presents exciting updates to its features and design to give drivers a hint of what they can expect.

Its system can learn roads and analyze the behavior of pedestrians and the driver. VW is working on a system that will make it possible to unlock and open the door using facial recognition. Other features being worked on include recognition of gestures from road users, bicycle alerts, voice control, and distraction alerts.

The VW bus has a design that mimics the original Microbus, offering enough space for cargo and the passengers. It also has a front trunk just like the previous VW Beetle. It’s fully automated I.D Pilot mode is expected to be produced by 2025 and the new bus will be the seventh generation. Over the years, the bus has always been presented in style, retaining its character and versatility.

The Golf GTE has been capsulated with a carbon body into the future. It also comes loaded with an electric prop shaft and a new cockpit. This is one of the electric-powered cars that has been proven to travel up to 30 miles emission-free. The I.D R Peak is an electric high-performance racing car that is smooth. It also offers desirable aesthetics.

VW is working to achieve a technology that will support the need for emission-free mobility by introducing one battery charge at approximately 372 miles. Alongside other productions, the company also announced that it would release the I.D Vizzion, which is expected to drive 400 miles and more on a single charge. VW estimates that at least twelve years from now, it will be possible to hop into a driverless Vizzion. The Vizzion adjusts the seats, has environmental controls, scents, and lighting. It is also set to launch a subscription service in the US. The new vehicles will come with an architecture that integrates the battery to the floor to create more room in the cabin.

For over 70 years, Volkswagen has presented notable efforts towards making their technologies mobility accessible and that is still expected in the future.