Volkswagen Electric Concept Delivers Unrivaled Electric Driving Range and Driving Dynamics

By Product Expert | Posted in New Models, Volkswagen Concepts, Volkswagen Technology on Friday, January 8th, 2016 at 1:03 pm
VW BUDD-e Concept Electric Driving Range and Performance at Karen Radley Volkswagen-Woodbridge VA-VW BUDD-e Silver Exterior

VW BUDD-e Concept Electric Driving Range and Performance

The Volkswagen brand lineup has joined the industry move towards clean energy and zero-emissions technology with the unveiling of the all-new Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept design. Built around new Volkswagen Modular Electric Toolkit architecture, this futuristic new concept blends innovative technology and Volkswagen heritage with a design reminiscent of the iconic VW Bus. Featuring next-generation technology and a host of interconnected elements, this new technology represents the future of automotive. To illustrate the quality of this new technology, we have created an overview of the VW BUDD-e Concept electric driving range and performance.

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Modular Electric Toolkit Design

Expected to be implemented in Volkswagen production models by 2019, the innovative Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) employed by the Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept will revolutionize electric cars. Tailor-made for electric vehicles, the new MEB platform affords more space for electric drive components and larger, more efficient batteries while maintaining expansive passenger space and an athletic performance. The new VW BUDD-e Concept is a prime example of these elements with a 124.1-inch wheelbase and a total length of 181 inches. Modular Electric Toolkit designs put a focus on a spacious interior, interconnected technology and an agile drive.

READ MORE: Explore the Best New Volkswagen Features for 2016

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept Performance Specs

Designed specifically for unrivaled electric performance, the VW BUDD-e Concept features dual electric motors that each power a single axle. These compact electric motors are fueled by a revolutionary 101 kWh battery that is flat enough to fit in the floor of the Volkswagen concept vehicle. This layout promotes interior space while still providing ample power to reach a top speed of 93 mph.

VW BUDD-e Concept Electric Driving Range and Performance at Karen Radley Volkswagen-Woodbridge VA-VW BUDD-e Front Interior Dashboard
VW BUDD-e Concept Electric Driving Range and Performance at Karen Radley Volkswagen-Woodbridge VA-VW BUDD-e Concept Rear Interior

Estimates by the New European Drive Cycle calculate that the BUDD-e Concept will have a total driving range of 373 miles while EPA drive cycle electric driving range estimates stand at 233 miles. These numbers are impressive and will go toe to toe with many gas-powered vehicles in the industry. Another asset of the new Volkswagen technology is a quick charge time, with an anticipated 80-percent charge in just 30 minutes that is a result of both plug-in and cordless inductive charging.

READ MORE: Take a Look at the Explosive Performance of the Golf GTE Sport Hybrid Concept

It is always amazing to see what Volkswagen will unveil next, with the debut of the Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept design, we have witnessed the official start of auto show season for the German-engineered brand. If the new VW BUDD-e Concept electric driving range and performance specs are any indication of what the future holds for Volkswagen — we can’t wait to see more. For more information on the Volkswagen brand and future models, contact the Karen Radley Volkswagen sales team directly.