Volkswagen, Cupra and Skoda have new electric cars planned for launch by 2025. The Volkswagen Group has released three teasers for these new cars, which will be produced in Spain and will take advantage of the new. Gigafactory of group batteries to be built in the country.
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Naturally, the three cars have the fact that they are being developed as entry-level electric cars. All will be based on a scaled-down version of the standard MEB architecture, sharing electric motors and batteries, with similar numbers and different design identities.
VW’s proposal sounds quite different from the square ID. Life and more like the id.3, confirming earlier rumors about a completely different look for VW’s affordable electrics. Additionally, it has an illuminated grille and badges that are joined by chunky headlamps.
The drawing also confirms the presence of large wheels and hatch proportions, which can be called ID.2. It will be something similar to electric polo.
In the Cupra drawing, we see an urban model, with a more sporty stance. With a two-ton roof, a different waistline, and a larger rear end on the sides, while the ground clearance seems to be higher, it also looks more adventurous.
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And the Skoda version is a practical crossover, with square and plastic-coated hoods. It still has straight lines and simple surfaces, in line with the brand’s recently launched new design identity. As Skoda CEO Thomas Scäfer has suggested, the new electric will have counterparts that add unique features.
The electric trio of Volkswagen, Skoda and Cupra will be manufactured on new production lines in the factories of Martorell and Pamplona. In addition, a new battery Gigafactory will be built in Sagunto, with an annual production capacity of 40 GWh.
The investment in the country will be a total of 10.57 billion US Dollars. Construction and manufacturing starts in the first quarter of 2023, the first batteries will be manufactured in 2026, creating more than 3,000 jobs by 2030.