Forth car, I.D. Vizzion is mixing electric propulsion with luxury and autonomous drive

After the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen took very different direction. Soon after 'dirty stuff' started emerging on surface, company switched attention into developing then emerging technology of electric cars. Few years later first results came in the form of new family of electric cars and its first three examples: I.D. Buzz, I.D. and I.D. Crozz. They made their public debut in Frankfurt last year and are apparently going to get into production by the end of 2019.

Today, Volkswagen has announced a new step on their path to realize the plan of presenting 20 new electric cars by the year 2025 as the fourth member of I.D. family has been presented. Well, the new car, that bears a name I.D. Vizzon has not really been presented yet, since the first prototype is going to be revealed on this year's car show in Geneva. Volkswagen did however revealed many details about the car that made us even more curious.

Button-less cabin, car will be complitly gesture/voice operated

For instance, one of the key features, built into the car is going to be so-called digital chauffeur. The car is not only going to drive autonomously, there will also going to be no buttons inside the luxurious cabin. Instead, systems like air conditioning, satnav or infotainment are going to be operated either via hand gestures or by voice commands.

Even though I.D. Vizzion is still 'only' a prototype, Volkswagen has already revealed key technical data about the car and its power plant. 5.11 meters long vehicle is going to be powered by a pair of electric motors with a total output of 225 kilowatts. This will enable the car to reach a top speed of 180 kilometers. Adding a battery pack with a capacity of 111 kWh car will be able to travel for up to 665 kilometers on a single charge. This number might vary a lot, since the car is going to be equipped with braking regeneration technology.

Feb. 20, 2018 Driving photo: Newspress

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