Volkswagen updates the ID Crozz, revealed at 2017 Frankfurt Motorshow

AudiThis year's Frankfurt Motor Show is all about electric cars

AudiThis year's Frankfurt Motor Show is all about electric cars

It has created a new electric auto division it calls I.D. and has plans to offer three models based on the MEB chassis - the I.D. four door sedan, the I.D. Crozz crossover SUV. and the I.D. Buzz, which will be a modern day reincarnation of the VW Microbus that was so popular with Grateful Dead fans.

VW is now seeking a partner to supply it with over 50 billion euros (about $59 billion) worth of batteries, which will be used for new models based on the MEB platform for electric cars.

"The Group as a whole will deliver more than 80 new electric models to customers by 2025, including nearly 50 true e-vehicles and 30 plug-in hybrids", Müller explained. The company has already showcased the I.D, I.D Buzz concepts previously and in the ongoing 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show it unveiled its I.D Crozz electric SUV concept. The company's board of directors was opposed, however, so electric cars have seen little love from VW until now.

VOLKSWAGEN will flick the switch on its electric revolution within the next three years and has a line up of zero emission models in the wings.

It is also setting up a pilot factory to develop know-how in battery production. Volkswagen estimates that it will need 150-gigawatt hours of battery capacity annually by 2025.

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BMW says the vehicle will run 600km on a charge and get to 200kmph. This is not some vague declaration of intent. Muller said the Group was initially aiming for electric models with a range of around 370 miles, and was also conducting research into solid state battery technology with a potential range of 1000 miles which he hoped could be brought to production by 2030.

To cover the needs of "roadmap E", VW has started a tendering process for the selection of partners in China, Europe and North America to provide battery cells and related technology worth more than €50 billion.

On the other hand, Daimler on the same day showcased an autonomous concept auto of EQ, a Mercedes-Benz electric-car brand. "For the time being, we will be offering the entire powertrain spectrum - from conventional to fully-electric - to enable sustainable and affordable mass mobility. We are listening to the voice of reason".

To avoid a future Dieselgate, all new diesel engines going forward will come with SCR catalytic converters fitted as standard and from 2019 onwards.

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