Volkswagen EV Concept
The Volkswagen EV Concept car makes its online debut through a series of photographs released by the German automaker. The concept represents the future of VWs electric car lineup and is set to debut at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
The photos show a hatchback with LED lights shaped like those found on the Lite-Brite toy circa 1960s/70s. With the launch of the concept car, VW aims to demonstrate the future look of their EVs to their customers and investors.
The photographs were released with several statements flaunting the Volkswagen EV Concept car as the “new ambassador to the automotive world” and a signal of the “brand’s entry into a new era”. While these statements represent VW’s serious intentions regarding the EV market, the photos themselves reveal very little. In the absence of any technical information from VW, we will have to wait for the actual debut to see if the concept delivers on the claims.
The production version of the Volkswagen EV Concept car might feature different technologies, but will follow the VW modular design MEB. The first such vehicle is expected to go into production by 2019.
Earlier this year, in the wake of the emissions scandal, VW released a microbus concept called BUDD. Following this, the company announced its intention to focus more on EVs and autonomous driving technology with the ultimate objective of launching 30 EVs over the course of the next decade.