VW says I.D. electric's price will undercut Tesla Model 3 by $7K-8K

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    VW says I.D. electric's price will undercut Tesla Model 3 by $7K-8K

    VW says I.D. electric's price will undercut Tesla Model 3 by $7K-8K
    autoblog.com
    7/17/2018
    By Antti Kautonen




    In a recent automobile industry symposium, Automobil Forum 2017 held in Munich, Germany, Volkswagen Head of Group Strategy Dr. Thomas Sedran disclosed planned pricing for the upcoming Golf-sized electric vehicle known as the I.D. The EV is to reach production in 2019 or 2020 depending on which report you believe, and Sedran said it will cost $7,000-$8,000 less than the Tesla Model 3.

    The Tesla has been said to have a base price of $35,000 -- though a "typical," more-loaded Model 3 example has been estimated to sell at over $50K. Sedran specifically mentioned the I.D's price in US dollars, according to the website automobil-produktion. Assuming Sedran is talking base price, the I.D. would start from $27,000.

    The 168-horsepower I.D. is expected to have a range of 249 to 373 miles (or rather, 400-600 kilometers). Inside EVs thinks that will amount to 175-265 miles in real-world usage, and Electrek noted that a range comparison brandished by Volkswagen showed Tesla's Model 3 to have a 345km/215-mile range, but that's solely based on a Tesla statement and not based on the New European Driving Cycle, a number Tesla has not disclosed for the Model 3.

    In addition to the I.D., VW has the I.D. Buzz in the works, the exciting possibility of an all-electric revival of the beloved Microbus.

    VW has previously said that the production I.D. will go fully autonomous in 2025, around the time the company expects be building 1 million EVs yearly.

    In the future, it's important for Volkswagen to have a Golf-sized car, whether or not fossil fuels become a thing of the past. Having moved to Volkswagen from competitor marque Opel in mid-2015, Dr. Sedran certainly recognizes the importance of a Golf-segment car in Europe.

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    Re: VW says I.D. electric's price will undercut Tesla Model 3 by $7K-8K

    And 5 years into production another VW scandal will break out, their battery powered cars actually don't have batteries but normal ICE engines. Every time the cars run low on gas the service engine soon light would come on and VW would refill the gas tank. No one noticed the frequent service needs due to typical, shoddy VW quality requiring constant servicing. Or the car would just run out of gas and VW will "fix" it by refilling the tank, again, no one noticed due to VW quailty.

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    Re: VW says I.D. electric's price will undercut Tesla Model 3 by $7K-8K

    Only relevant insofar as it can be built and delivered on time. Tesla has established itself well enough already for competitive EVs to not really matter (IMO).

    We'll see.

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    If I never heard the word Volkswagen again, it would be too soon. It's a company which, on top of making awfully unreliable and bland looking vehicles, has also proven to be wholly unethical. I'd drive just about anything before buying a VW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 'Vette Dude View Post
    If I never heard the word Volkswagen again, it would be too soon. It's a company which, on top of making awfully unreliable and bland looking vehicles, has also proven to be wholly unethical. I'd drive just about anything before buying a VW.
    Being of low moral character has drawn me closer to both **** Cheney AND Volkswagen.

    Should I see someone about this?

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