This past weekend at the Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen released it’s new super secret, full-electric Tesla copy. Ok, well it’s not super secret nor a copy but it is all-electric and it looks all awesome. Albeit, a bit quirky.
VOLKSWAGEN SAYS BEETLE INSPIRED TESLA COPY
At first glance, the new Volkswagen looks a bit weird to some. There is a reason for this, though. VW says the sleek car is inspired by past versions of the Beetle and Golf. However, most likely consumers won’t be thinking about that. Instead, they have their minds on the recent VW emissions cheating scandal. It’s no coincidence that VW came out with a “Tesla” like car just soon after the accusations. Now, they hope to put their tainted past behind them once and for all.
VOLKSWAGEN CONTINUES TO DENY DARK PAST WITH NEW TESLA
Although it’s obvious that Volkswagen is trying to clean up their image with a Tesla-inspired car, they state that there is no direct correlation between the I.D. and “dieselgate”. Representatives from VW failed to respond to any questions. However, in a long statement, VW stated that the “zero emissions” I.D. has a unique purpose. One that will usher in a new generation of clean, sustainable vehicles. And who can blame them? Zero emissions mean no chance for a second “dieselgate”.
WATCH OUT TESLA; VOLKSWAGEN I.D. IS ACTUALLY COOL
It’s hard to deny that the VW I.D. looks pretty cool. Besides the sleek lithium ion battery, the I.D. is the VW’s first autonomous driving module. The driver can fully activate the autopilot simply by touching the VW logo. Then, the retractable steering wheel goes into the dashboard. Hence, the overall space of the car increases. The autonomous car won’t be available until 2020, due to current regulations, though. However, policy makers are pushing hard to speed this process up and get the I.D. road ready.