VW intends to roll out the I.D. Crozz to an earlier date than initially planned, launching it in 2019 instead of 2020, according to information of the German magazine “Auto Motor und Sport”. That would mean that both, the I.D. and I.D. Crozz, would debut next year.
The model is a coupe that shall challenge Tesla in the States. It bears two electric motors (225 kW/302 bhp) and gets a range of up to 500 km. Top speed is 180 km/h. The 83 kWh li-ion battery in the car’s floor shall recharge up to 80 percent within half an hour thanks to a DC charging capacity of 150 kW.
Coming in 2019, the I.D. Crozz catches up with the I.D. – both will be then the first available models to be based on the VW group’s new MEB platform. In Germany, the predated launch means that customers can still benefit of the state’s purchase rebate of 4,000 euros as it runs until 2019.
According to the carmaker’s ambitious Roadmap E presented in September, Volkswagen will electrify its entire model portfolio until 2030. That are 80 electrified models in less than ten years. Another target of VW is to sell 1m all-electric cars by 2025.
Besides that, VW seems to be astonished about high demand regarding its Golf GTE in Great Britain. Temporarily, the order books for the plug-in Golf stay closed.
lifepr.de (I.D. Crozz), insideevs.com, volkswagen.co.uk (Golf GTE)