Now, Volkswagen is providing an important preview of these new frontrunners of electric mobility at Auto Shanghai 2017 (19 to 29 April). Whereas the first I.D. concept largely served to introduce the brand's EV plans to the world, and the Microbus-inspired I.D. Buzz played to consumer nostalgia, the I.D. Crozz's crossover shape allows Volkswagen to set its sights squarely on mass-market appeal. Its exterior design was built around combining "the rugged look of an SUV with the elegance of a coupe", said VW. They produce a combined 302 horsepower, getting the little crossover up to a top speed of 112 miles per hour.
Some brands promise a range of up to 120 miles on one charge. That distance will be much lower in the US under Environmental Protection Agency measures. Its 83 kW battery can be charged to 80% capacity in 30 minutes with a 150 kW DC fast charger; it will be equipped with autonomous driving features. That's one of the benefits of the new MEB configuration. That's owing to the MEB platform's relatively long wheelbase, and the packaging efficiencies of an electric powertrain.
In a statement, Skoda said the Vision achieves "level 3" standard of autonomous driving, which means it can operate independently in traffic jams, go into autopilot on motorways, stay in lane and swerve, carry out overtaking manoeuvres, independently search for free parking spaces and park and leave parking spaces without driver involvement. With both portals open on the same side, the concept has no B-pillar.
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Volkswagen has been talking about a major shift to electric vehicles ever since the revelations of the company's diesel-emissions scandal.
The I.D. CROZZ is more compact than Volkswagen's latest production SUV, the New Tiguan L (China) which is also produced as the Tiguan Allspace (Europe). Crozz like Crossover, just like Buzz was like Bus? - it's a sharp-looking vehicle that will serve as inspiration for the real version Volkswagen will put into production in 2020.
In the latest draft policy released in September, Beijing proposed a requirement that they generate credits equivalent to 8 percent of automakers' sales next year by selling battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, rising to 10 percent in 2019 and 12 percent in 2020. Like the I.D. and I.D. It uses four laser scanners on the roof to detect obstacles, along with radar and ultrasonic sensors, and multiple cameras.
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Other interesting features include CleanAir filtration, a Volkswagen User-ID and Digital Key that adapts individual parameters on board to the driver's preference, and a delivery service that will send packages right into the 515-litre boot. All you can see is a thin LED strip in the headlights when the crossover is parked.
Nearly every global and Chinese auto brand is displaying at least one electric concept vehicle, if not a market-ready model. Ambient lighting transitions during the drive, such as the "eyes" (LED lighting) adjusting to higher speeds through narrower and concentrated focus.
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