Volkswagen has made headlines for all the good and bad reasons in the recent days. However, amid backlashes due to the infamous Dieselgate scandal, the company is now trying to regain traction with its upcoming plans to create a new line for electrified powertrains.
The I.D. line is not a secret anymore and we have seen a couple of cars under the portfolio such as an unnamed hatchback, a sedan called Vizzion, the Crozz crossover and the retro-futuristic Buzz van. We know that the first I.D. entering the European market will be the Neo which is expected to go on sale in 2020.
However, recent reports suggest that the German giant is planning for yet another, even cheaper electric vehicle. This EV is most likely to be a subcompact, entry-level crossover with a starting price of about $21,000.
In a move to expand its EV sales in the current market scenario, Volkswagen is planning to dedicate its current production facilities to build electric cars on its modular MEB platform. In the most recent news, we heard about the company, planning to convert its Emden plant from producing Passats to building a mid-sized sedan and wagon called the I.D. Aero. As a part of its alliance with Ford, we also expect the German company to license its MEB architecture to the American carmaker.