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Seems like Volkswagen is getting into EV race. VW says it will offer 15 electric-powered models by 2025. Unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the I.D. Crozz strongly hints at the shape and specification of a production model that VW says is due in 2020. Do you think VW will soon come up with the same size EV to compete with MINI EV?

 

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I wonder what would be the price for this vehicle?

I think it will probably be below the Audi e-Tron and cheaper than iX3. If it would start from 30k, then I will definitely consider it as an option.
 

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At the moment, the I.D. Crozz is slated for a 2020 release, along with VW’s upcoming I.D. hatchback and before the release of the I.D. Buzz campervan concept. It’ll almost certainly undercut its Mercedes and BMW rivals, but there’s no mention of price at this time.
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I think that's the right assumption in terms of Crozz pricing. Personally, I'm expecting to see $35k price tag on this electric vehicle.
We stand for making electric cars affordable; as we like to say, we build cars for millions, not millionaires
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Volkswagen's already preparing their next EV. The second electric crossover will borrow styling cues from the current T-Roc and Tiguan crossovers, with a higher roofline compared to the more coupe-like I.D. Crozz. I think VW may come up with an EV car, which is going to be similar to MINI EV soon.
 

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With incentives hanging by a thread in some States, manufacturers will need to sell EVs at an affordable price or risk not selling all that many, especially when the EV market is still somewhat of a niche compared to gas powered cars.

But pricing aside, that rear bumper angle seems a bit too steep unless it's meant to go off road?
 

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With incentives hanging by a thread in some States, manufacturers will need to sell EVs at an affordable price or risk not selling all that many, especially when the EV market is still somewhat of a niche compared to gas powered cars.

But pricing aside, that rear bumper angle seems a bit too steep unless it's meant to go off road?
Every singe day the EV market is growing and people right now have the money for them, just look at the EV's that are selling and who exactly is buying. Right now EV's are more of a "luxury" a high-tech luxury in the auto world rather than a call to action on the environment.... 2020 and on will be the era for that.
 

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Well, there are different types of EV cars. For example, Tesla EV cars are definitely from the luxury segment, but there are also electric vehicles like Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf which are more affordable and not as luxurious.
 

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Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf are the most known contenders of the current EV market. There are also cars like Kia Soul EV and VW e-Golf which are even cheaper than Bolt and Leaf.
 

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Well, there are different types of EV cars. For example, Tesla EV cars are definitely from the luxury segment, but there are also electric vehicles like Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf which are more affordable and not as luxurious.
My point exactly which goes to prove my point on the EV market as a whole not being a niche market, quite the contrary, its mainstream. Maybe its niche when you get into models like the Tesla Roadster, but even then, by time it comes out models people could compare it with will be out. Of course in that case it just won't be a comparison of performance alone but the entire package. Spending $150k and up your options really open up.
 

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Perhaps not a niche market with more and more people going all electric, but still a growing segment which could use prolonged incentives to nudge people in that direction. At least until EV's become even cheaper to produce.
 

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Perhaps not a niche market with more and more people going all electric, but still a growing segment which could use prolonged incentives to nudge people in that direction. At least until EV's become even cheaper to produce.
Often incentives have come from governments and slowly they have been weening off it. Now things have gotten to the point people are guilted into getting a green product. Everywhere you look you see 'eco friendly' from the box your food comes in to the materials in your new condo suite
 
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