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VW teases new electric concept car ahead of the Paris Motor Show


Volkswagen is expected to explain in more details its impressive plan to build 2 to 3 million all-electric cars a year and unveil 30 new models by 2025. One of the first models will be unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor show, which starts the first week of October, and VW released today a teaser for the vehicle.

It’s hard to tell with the only few cropped angles released by the German automaker, but it looks like a compact car.

VW says that it will be based on its new modular electrification kit (MEB) – the same platform its BUDD-e all-electric minibus has been developed on.

The company is talking up the new concept in a short press release with the teaser:

This one-of-a-kind concept car signals the Volkswagen brand’s entry into a new era: because the vehicle is as revolutionary as the Beetle was seven decades ago before it evolved into the world’s best-selling car of the century. The concept car has the potential to make history with its completely new vehicle concept. The production vehicle which follows will be the first Volkswagen to hit the market based on the new modular electrification kit (MEB).

Make history? We will see about that. Here are the few shots VW released with a video:

The first all-electric vehicles to come to market on VW’s new MEB platform are expected within the next 2 to 3 years. In the meantime, the automaker is pushing forward with its current EV programs like the e-Golf.

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