Volkswagen considering an all-electric R model


Acceptance and specifics for the brand’s 1st significant-performance electric design have nonetheless to nailed down

With the electric Volkswagen ID hatch, ID Excitement men and women mover, and ID Crozz crossover all permitted for production, the Wolfburg-primarily based organization is thinking of adding some enjoyment to the battery-driven selection.

“We have an notion [for an electric R], based on what’s heading on on the racing and production facet, but we have not described a day still,” Jost Capito, head of Volkswagen’s R division, explained to Autocar.

He noted nailing down the specifics of the creation all-electric powered R model is hard since of how rapidly electrical automobile know-how is evolving.

It is also not very clear which a person of the upcoming assortment of ID designs will be the 1st to host an R variant.

Capito reported the packaging difficulties were “more complicated … than with functionality engines” as area desired to be discovered for motors, batteries, and battery technologies.

Although the ID hatch, thanks to launch globally in 2020, is the most clear candidate for an R variant, Capito also held out the likelihood it may well be a various body design and style as it “is dependent on how we outline overall performance vehicles”.

The ID Crozz crossover may perhaps not healthy the R archetype, but the base auto will feature a dual motor set up and, probably, extra house to fit larger batteries.