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VW using CES 2016 as platform to launch future initiatives in e-mobility and connectivity; new EV concept

Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, will deliver a keynote the evening before CES 2016 opens its doors in Las Vegas. The main focus of his speech will be on the latest developments in electromobility as well as the next generation of connectivity.

Volkswagen will present a new concept car at the CES to illustrate the major changes that the car is set to go through in the next few years. The world premiere will mark the beginning of a new era of affordable long-distance electromobility, the company said. Over and above this, innovative features will demonstrate the benefits to the customer that Volkswagen will be able to deliver in the near future thanks to the increasing interconnectedness of the motor car.

Teaser of the electric concept. Click to enlarge.

Volkswagen says it will also give a clear glimpse of the latest developments in in-car infotainment that are on the verge of being launched onto the market. This will see innovations such as the Golf R Touch concept car finding their way into Volkswagen’s broad product portfolio.



It has been proven by the range limitation of the Leaf and successes of the longer range Teslas that the key to EV acceptance is the battery. Nissan got away with a low range battery for 5 years and now buyers are paying the price because of the low resale values on used Leafs.

If VW truly is going electric and they are not just doing damage control PR, their new EV better include a decent range traction battery. 100 miles ain't enough.

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