The aim of this project is to produce a family of sub 20,000 euros or $22,000 US EVs.
Initially, SEAT was going to take the lead on the project.
These EVs will replace the VW Up!, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii.
An attainable, or affordable, electric vehicle is what the world needs right now. And by the world, we do mean Europe, Asia and other markets. While North America will be fed by a soon-to-arrive battery of electric SUVs and trucks from various sources including Volkswagen’s ID. family, it’s the “cheap” EV that the remainder of the planet wants and it seems as though these vehicles will sport the “VW” badge.
While the story is that SEAT, one of the Volkswagen Auto Group’s many holdings, has lost the project, it’s the possibility that Volkswagen may get an opportunity to revive its “City” program that is somewhat exciting. The City cars, as you may or may not remember, were previous-generation Golfs and Jettas sold alongside current cars at a heavily discounted price. In some markets, the City program lasted many years and stood for value and affordability.
One way or another, as VW tasks itself with introducing small city-centric electric vehicles, we can comfortably say that they won’t soon be circulating in our cities.