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Volkswagen ID.4 all-electric Compact SUV to have 310 mile driving range

The Volkswagen ID.4 all-electric Compact SUV will have a driving range of up to 310 miles and will be launched in 2020.

The ID.4 will initially be launched with rear-wheel drive, while an electric all-wheel drive version will be added to the portfolio at a later date.

The ID.4 and ID.3 represent important milestones in Volkswagen’s bid to become entirely carbon-neutral by 2050.

Plans have been put in place to reduce the Volkswagen fleet’s CO2-emissions by a third by as early as 2025. Volkswagen is currently investing one billion euros to electrify its model range while also offering an increasing number of hybrid vehicles. New mild and plug-in hybrid drives in large-scale product lines such as the Golf will significantly help to reduce fleet emissions in the future.

The new Touareg R will also be powered by an efficient plug-in hybrid system. The alliance between an electric drive motor generating 100 kW (136 PS) and a V6 turbocharged petrol engine (TSI) with an output of 250 kW (340 PS) develops a system output of 340 kW (462 PS). The battery capacity of the Touareg R with a top speed of 87mph in all-electric E-MODE has been designed so that most average daily commuting distances can be covered with zero emissions.

The same applies to the new Golf GTE – its plug-in hybrid drive has been geared towards performance and consists of an electric drive motor with 85 kW (115 PS) and a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine (TSI) generating 110 kW (150 PS). As a unit, the electric drive motor and the TSI develop a system output of 180 kW (245 PS). The new Golf GTE’s top speed in all-electric mode is 81mph.