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Volkswagen’s new EV will debut at CES 2023

Highlights

  • The German automaker will reveal further information on the ID.Aero electric sedan
  • It’s unclear if the company has any plans to launch the EV in India
  • VW will launch the ID.Aero in China, Europe, and the U.S

Volkswagen sells only two EVs in select markets, namely the ID.4 and the ID.Buzz. This is somewhat surprising considering the company’s long presence in the auto industry. Nevertheless, the company has shown off a couple of concepts for the future, including the futuristic ID.Aero electric sedan.

VW has announced that the EV will make its official debut at CES 2023 next week. The automaker is expected to launch the EV in China first, sometime by the second half of 2023, followed by Europe and the U.S.

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Additionally, Volkswagen will also showcase existing EV models such as the ID.4 and the ID.Buzz during the annual tech event in Las Vegas, U.S., on the 3rd of January, 2023.

The Volkswagen ID.Aero Concept

Volkswagen ID.Aero features and range

As you would expect, the ID.Aero will leverage Volkswagen’s MEB platform. Furthermore, we’ve learned that the EV would run on a 77 kWh battery pack capable of delivering 620 km of range on a full charge. The manufacturer has also revealed that the ID.Aero will provide a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.23, giving it a significant edge over contemporary EVs.

We should have more information on the EV by next week, when we expect to receive additional information on its pricing and availability. Unfortunately, we’re not too hopeful of finding this EV in India anytime soon, given that Volkswagen hasn’t mentioned anything about its plans for the region yet.

The Volkswagen ID.Aero Concept

It’s worth noting that the Indian EV market has already seen the arrival of multiple luxury EVs from manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, to name a few.

Meanwhile, the mid-range and budget EV segments are extremely competitive in India, with Tata Motors sitting firmly in the top spot as we head into the new year. However, the company’s success could be short-lived given the extensive lineup of EVs expected to launch in 2023 and beyond, with Mahindra’s XUV400 launching in January.

Via: HT Auto

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