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2017-09-12 12:37

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Frankfurt, Germany - Volkswagen is accelerating into an era of electric mobility by developing a new generation of electric vehicles - the I.D., I.D. Buzz and I.D.Crozz.

Dr Herbert Diess, chairman of the Volkswagen Brand board of management, said: "The Volkswagen Brand will be investing six billion euros in electric mobility over the next five years.

"Our task is to make modern technology available to many people. This is especially important in times of technological transformation. One thing is clear: The Golf of the future must once again be a people's car!"

The 2025-plan

Premiered at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new I.D. Crozz is a further developed electric concept vehicle which is part of the electric campaign in which Volkswagen will be expanding its electric car model range - initially with three models from 2020.

By 2025 Volkswagen hopes to be offering 23 all-electric models.

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The new I.D. Crozz is a crossover between an SUV and a four-door coupé. The interior has also been re-equipped and further developed with space and versatility in mind. VW says that the B-pillars were omitted in the I.D. Crozz, so that the large swinging and sliding doors can be opened wide.

The I.D. Crozz is equipped with a new voice assistant, which enables opening and closing of the doors via voice command. It is also possible to activate or deactivate the fully automated driving mode 'I.D. Pilot' by voice instruction, says the automaker.

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Power and drive

The I.D. Crozz is a zero-emission all-round vehicle with an electric 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. One electric motor works at the front axle and one at the rear, and torque distribution is controlled via an 'electric propshaft'.

With a system output of 225kW and a top speed of 180km/h, the I.D. Crozz has a driving range of up to 500km (NEDC) on one battery charge. The high-performance battery can be charged to 80% of its energy capacity in 30 minutes using a fast-charging system.

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