Volkswagen is developing a new affordable battery-powered car in anticipation of tougher climate measures being introduced.
Reuters reports that it’s seen plans for a “Small BEV” (Battery Electric Vehicle) which would cost less than €25,000 (£22,300). The report says it’d be similar to the size of a VW Polo and cheaper than its ID.3 electric car which went on sale in September (pictured).
The report adds that the carmaker has said the European Union’s more stringent emissions targets will force it to boost the proportion of hybrid and electric vehicles in its European car sales to 60% by 2030, up from a previous target of 40%. Reuters adds that Volkswagen did not provide details on what the vehicle might look like, when it might be launched or where it might be built.
(Picture – VW newsroom)