Volkswagen India on Thursday unveiled a concept electric car ‘ID CROZZ’ at the Auto Expo 2020. Its design is a combination of an SUV and a coupe. Also Read - Auto Expo 2020: Carmakers Gear up For Electric Vehicle Future in India
A company statement said that the battery of the ID CROZZ can be charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes covering a range of 500 km, delivering a power of 225 kilowatts (kW). Also Read - Auto Expo 2020: Hero Cycles Unveils Electric Delivery Bicycle
“The ID CROZZ is a combination of a four-door coupe and sports utility vehicle in one. A sporty, interactively designed zero-emission all-rounder with an all-electric drive delivering a power of 225 kW. The car has a top speed of 180 km/h and can cover up to 500 km (NEDC) on one battery charge. A new feature is a movable light blind in the illuminated panoramic roof that creates ambient lighting both inside and on the exterior. The car is compact yet spacious owing to the flexible MEB platform,” it said. Also Read - Auto Expo 2020: Hyundai Motor India Unveils New 2020 Tucson
“The MEB provides an ideal platform, as the wide axles set far apart create dynamic proportions and thus become a springboard for a new era of avant-garde design. The platform can also develop our electric racing cars used for motorsport.”
Commenting on its EV plans Steffen Knapp, Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said: “As an organisation, we have committed ourselves to the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015 and intend to be a completely carbon neutral brand by 2050.”
He further said that globally Volkswagen Group is investing EUR 33 billion in the development of electric vehicles, with nearly one-third the investment by brand Volkswagen.
The ID model family comprises of a range of vehicles across segments, starting with the recently introduced ‘ID 3’ to the ‘ID SPACE VIZZION’.
The company also showcased its ‘TSI Technology’ through the ‘Race Polo’. The Race Polo is powered by a 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder TSI engine.
“Further, the powerful engine is mated with a 6-speed sequential gearbox with limited-slip differential. The car utilizes an electronic shift actuator for quick gear changes and has safety features that protect the driver from changing down gears,” said the statement.