Volkswagen and the Future of EVs

May 20th, 2019 by

Volkswagen and the Future of EVs

Volkswagen’s goal for upcoming electric cars is to guarantee a minimum capacity of 70% for 8 years or 160000 kilometres. The battery pack is expected to last as long as the life of the car. You would use the original batteries as long as possible or until the car is too expensive to maintain.

Drivers can also influence the length of battery life by doing a couple of things. Charging the batteries at normal speed rather than rapid speed, as well as charging batteries up to 80% instead of 100% can increase their life. An 80% charge is generally more than enough to get you where you need to be in day to day life.

In the new electric models, the car is built around the battery, and the battery is located directly under the axle which helps with the balance of the car. This also leaves plenty of space to store power. You can achieve ranges of up to 550km, more affordably. This is at least twice the range of current EVs.

It is exciting to think about how far our technology has come in such a short amount of time. Having these vehicles available to us in the near future seems almost surreal. Think about the savings you will make over the course of the vehicle’s life in fuel costs alone! I’ll let you do the math on that one. Reducing fuel emissions and pollution is something this world needs and Volkswagen knows that, taking the steps and doing the research needed to create vehicles with batteries that will meet your needs. This is where the future is headed, ready or not so hang on and go along for the ride! Stay tuned for more exciting developments on Volkswagen’s EV technology.

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