In the United States, Volkswagen could be planning to change its name to ‘Voltswagen’ referring to the German brand’s increased focus on electric vehicles in the market. Sources suggest that the electric vehicles in the country will sell under the ‘Voltswagen’ brand while the internal combustion engine cars will feature just a VW logo and no typography.
The brand has not issued any official statements, yet, but sources believe that the company will be making one soon. Currently, Volkswagen only sells the ID.4 electric car in the United States market which made its world debut last year. The brand has already started to accept booking for the ID.4 in America and also plans to introduce the electric version of the Microbus in the near future. According to sources, the action of changing the name amounts to the public declaration that the company is investing in the electric future.
The Volkswagen ID.4 is a 100% electric compact SUV, that measures 4580mm in length and features a ground clearance of 210mm and luggage carrying capacity from 543 to 1,575 litres. The MEB architecture allows roomier interiors and the ability to traverse rough terrain with ease. The car features a wide and flat dashboard fascia, a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with “Hello ID” voice control, a control mounted steering wheel, a fully digital instruments screen, interactive IQ. Light LED matrix headlights, 3D LED tail light clusters and a low aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.28 Cd.
Powering the Volkswagen ID.4 is a 204 PS (150 kW) power electric motor sitting on the rear axle and draws power from a 77 kWh (net) battery pack that enables a range of up to 520 km on the WLTP cycle. The Volkswagen ID.4 is capable of accelerating from 0-100 kmph in just 8.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 160 kmph. Recharging can carried-out on a 125 kW DC Fast Charging that can add 320 km of range in 30 minutes or at home or office.