The first model from Volkswagen's new family of ID electric cars has been spotted testing in prototype form. The car is a compact hatch similar in size to VW's Golf, and its arrival will mark the start of VW's transition to an electric car manufacturer. The design was previewed in 2016 by the ID Neo concept and this production version is confirmed to roll off the line in late 2019. Unfortunately, a launch in the United States isn't expected. Instead, the first of the ID cars here will be a small crossover SUV based on 2017's ID Crozz concept, due in 2020 most likely as a 2021 model. A...
VW to chase Nürburgring EV record with ID R electric racer
The Volkswagen ID R electric time attack special has a new mission on its hands: Obliterate the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current record is the 6:45.9 set by Nio and its EP9 track car back in 2017. VW will attempt to break the record this summer and insiders have...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
VW ID Buzz Cargo concept to debut at 2018 LA auto show, production version targeted for 2022 launch
Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier
Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Watch the sights and listen to the eerie sounds of the VW ID R setting the Pikes Peak record
Volkswagen and Romain Dumas achieved a tremendous feat when they teamed up to set a new record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in late June with a run of 7:57.148. While we all eagerly await footage taken from the cockpit of the electric ID R race car, for now, we can appreciate the run via aerial...Jeff Glucker
Volkswagen goes lightweight with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car
Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, offers substantial power, and grips the road, then you have a recipe for success come race day. Volkswagen is hoping it's...Jeff Glucker
When an automaker says its concept vehicle is powered by unicorn farts, emits only cotton candy, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in two shakes of a lamb's tail, don't believe them. What they are actually saying is, "If we ever develop the technology to build this thing, that's what it could do." The purpose of a concept car is twofold. First, an automaker wants to put out a design and see how the public reacts to it. If the feedback is positive, that vehicle or that design language could make it to market. Second, a concept car is a showcase for the technology a manufacturer is working on...