Video: Volkswagen May Launch An Electric Pickup
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Volkswagen may enter the North American electric pickup race. Such a development of the situation, as writes AutoHome, did not rule out senior vice president of the American division of VW Hein Schafer. Thus, the Atlas Tanoak concept, presented back in 2018, can still become serial.
Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concept car (2018)
- A Volkswagen spokesman said the current MEB platform, which the company is using for its line of electric vehicles, has the potential to build on it a pickup truck ranging in size from compact to large. And this project may have a business case.
- The company previously announced that it intends to increase the share of electric cars in its US sales to 50% by the end of the decade. Given the popularity of pickups in this region, bringing a battery-powered truck to market could really allow VW to get things done. Companies such as Ford, GMC, Tesl, and a number of small startups such as Rivian, Lordstown and Bollinger are either preparing to introduce their electric pickups or are already selling them.
- The concept of VW Atlas Tanoak, which was based on the modular MQB platform, can be taken as the basis for the future novelty. It was powered by a petrol 3.6-liter V6, but it used the same elements that are now used on the VW ID line, such as the LED radiator grille illumination. In addition, the door of the loading platform was also illuminated by the pickup.
One of the few electric pickups that have already become serial - the GMC Hummer EV - will receive a whole range of modifications with different power plants and bodies. But so far, only the top 1014-strong version has started selling, the first copy of which was auctioned off for $ 2.5 million.