Volkswagen updates the ID Crozz, revealed at 2017 Frankfurt Motorshow

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"Nothing can stop the transformation in our industry. And we will lead that transformation", he said. Depending on how the market develops, we're talking here about up to three million e-cars a year. The initiative includes 80 new electrified models by 2025-50 all-electric models, and 30 plug-in hybrids.

It sits on a new platform VW has developed especially for its electric vehicle programme and at 15ft 2ins long is of similar proportion to the Tiguan Allspace.

VW also has plans to build four gigafactories for battery production.

"We have got the message and we will deliver", Mueller told gatherers in Frankfurt.

While the Buzz is getting all the. well buzz for bringing the microbus back to the market, America's love affair with crossovers and SUVs means you're probably going to see more Crozz' on the road than retro buses. The driver can let the vehicle take over the reins in I.D. Pilot autonomous driving mode, which can be activated or deactivated by voice commands.

Now, it has shown an update to one of those concepts at the Frankfurt motor show, the Volkswagen ID Crozz utility vehicle that debuted in April at the Shanghai auto show.

Audi and Porsche both had EVs in the works well before VW Group's longtime investment in diesel turned toxic.

Now, at this year's IAA, Volkswagen is launching the next stage with "Roadmap E" - giving an added boost to product planning to massively accelerate the electrification of the Group-wide vehicle portfolio.

There's no word yet on whether the production model will maintain the "I.D". The former is roughly Golf-sized and will compete with the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3. As far as Ford Motors is concerned, it wants to tie up with a French and a Japanese carmaker and create joint ventures in China to produce electric cars. VW says the auto will still handle like a GTI and its battery can be charged to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

Total power is 306hp, top speed 111mph and Volkswagen quotes a range between charges of 310 miles.

Daimler said on Monday its Mercedes-Benz luxury brand planned to offer electric motors for all models by 2022, though cautioned the shift to lower-margin electric cars required extra cost savings. That is because the Volkswagen brand is accelerating into this new era by developing a new generation of innovative electric vehicles - the I.D., I.D. I don't know if the levitating gnome will survive the focus groups, though. Video shot and edited by Jennifer Hahn.

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