Volkswagen management is discussing the possibility of developing a serial electric convertible, which will be created on the basis of the new VW ID.3 model. This was reported by the press service of the German automaker, which published the first design sketches of the future car.
“The ID.3 Cabriolet could be a really charming car that allows you to enjoy nature with electricity and an open roof. Now we are thinking about ways to implement such a project, and our designers already have some ideas. But what do you think about it: are electric traction and open top conscientious? ” – reads the message from Volkswagen.
The new MEB modular architecture, developed by Volkswagen specifically for the new generation of electric cars, provides for the use of different body types. The Germans have already created an open-top electric car: two years ago at the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buggy electric beach buggy, about 70% ready for series production.
Volkswagen ID Buggy was equipped with a single electric motor developing 204 hp. from. and 309 Nm of torque. Traction is transmitted to the rear axle. The car is capable of accelerating from zero to “hundred” in 7.2 seconds, and its maximum speed was 159 km per hour. A set of 62 kWh lithium-ion batteries allows you to travel up to 250 kilometers without recharging.
The first serial Volkswagen electric car of the new generation was the ID.3 hatchback, the European sales of which started in the summer of 2020. The launch of the model was postponed several times due to a large number of system failures and errors discovered during testing, but now the ID.3 is included in the list of the most popular electric cars on the market.
Following the ID.3, Volkswagen will launch an electric crossover, minivan and possibly a convertible. In total, by 2025, the Germans plan to put into production more than 20 cars with electric power plants.