Thursday, January 28

700 km of autonomy on the menu for this large electric sedan

According to the head of research and development of Volkswagen interviewed by Autocar, the German manufacturer plans to expand its ID range. with a large electric sedan promising 700 kilometers of autonomy.

Already made up of the compact SUV ID.4 introduced last September and the city car ID.3 which had a thunderous start in terms of registrations, the ID range. Volkswagen will continue to welcome new models in the years to come. Among them, a certain ID.6, mentioned in the columns ofCoach by Frank Welsch, Head of Company Research and Development.

Autonomy: a great promise

At the time of writing, this name is not final. But this figure would appeal to the decision-makers of the German group because of its positive connotation in China, a very important market for the firm from across the Rhine. Based on the MEB platform, the ID.6 would take the form of a large electric sedan capable of walking on the beds of the Tesla Model S.

The one that will come from the ID concept. Vizzion would also and above all benefit from a very interesting range on paper: 700 kilometers, thanks to an 84 kWh battery, optimized cells and refined aerodynamics. Its charging power could climb to 200 kW: enough to recover 200 kilometers in the space of 10 minutes, continues the British media.

Launch in Q4 2023

The Volkswagen ID.6 would be entitled to two types of transmission: rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, with one or two engines. The fastest declination would then shoot 0 to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds, compared to 8.5 seconds for the less powerful variant.

Coach refers to the fourth quarter of 2023 as to the launch date of the vehicle. The factory in Emden, Germany, could also take care of its production, supported by complementary Chinese sites – via its partners SAIC and FAW – to ensure a flow of deliveries worthy of the name for the Middle Kingdom. .

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