Volkswagen is apparently in the midst of developing a brand new, all-electric model to rival the likes of the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.
The new car will be distinct from the e-Golf and according to Autoblog, make use of 48-volt power supply technology and offer a range of at least 186 miles, close to the 200 mile range offered by the 2016 Bolt.
Volkswagen chief executive Dr. Herbert Diess has ambitious plans for the car and alongside hopes that it’ll improve the brand’s image in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, it could also become the world’s highest-volume electric car.
In order to achieve this, it’ll cost less than the next-generation e-Golf and use much of the electric technology from that model. Furthermore, it’ll also be underpinned by the same MEB architecture as the next e-Golf and could launch in 2018.
Note: Volkswagen e-Golf pictured