Volkswagen EV Concept teased for CES
Volkswagen announced it will reveal a new concept vehicle at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in January. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, indicates this world premiere will "mark the beginning of a new era of affordable long-distance electromobility." The as-yet-unnamed concept is thought to be a variation on VW's trick Bulli one-off. Originally presently at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, it has continued to surface periodically as a potential spiritual successor to the iconic Kombi/Microbus. Whatever form it does take, this new super-green machine will be fitted with the latest iteration of VW electric drive tech -- hardware/software that could potentially give it a per-charge range in excess of 250 miles.
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Diess, who also will deliver the keynote address at this annual gathering in Las Vegas indicates that VW will use the event to demonstrate new innovations in displays, in-car infotainment, networking and connectivity that are "on the verge of being launched onto the market." That includes things like the gesture control system previewed on the Golf R Touch Concept finding their way into production.
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