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Push-Button, Self-Driving EVs Possible By 2020?

November 29, 2017 0 Comments

In conjunction with the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen’s electric vehicle strategy is becoming clearer and clearer.

As the L.A. Times reported, Volkswagen has indicated it plans to introduce more and more electric vehicles with self-driving potential. Those vehicles are: the I.D. Buzz mini-bus, the I.D. Crozz crossover, and the I.D. hatchback.


All of the vehicles will be fully electric and have potential to allow for fully-autonomous driving. According to a VW press release, the vehicles have self-driving scanning lasers that can be deployed when the vehicle is put into autonomous mode. All three of the vehicles will reportedly have at least 300 horsepower and 300 miles of range, with the trio expected to be on the market in 2020. The announcement comes as Volkswagen seeks to distance itself from its recent far-reaching and costly diesel emissions crisis.

As VW attempts to compete with other players in the EV market such as Nissan, GM, BMW, and Tesla, what impact do you think their new strategy will have in the electric vehicle space?

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