A new report tells us that VW has finally stopped living a diesel-lie and has accepted that it must take on the challenge of developing affordable and effective EVs (alright, I'm paraphrasing with some more colorful language). To that end, VW is aiming to develop a EV that will compete against the Bolt with a projected on sale date of somewhere around late 2018 or early 2019.
The MEB platform will be used to underpin a number of electric vehicles, like the Budd-e concept that debuted at CES last month. VW plans to push forward many EV projects in order to move away from diesel and the scandal of cheating emissions tests for years and falsely advertising the "clean" diesel vehicles it made that were actually some of the dirtiest on the road.The yet-unnamed model will ride on the same modular MEB platform as the electric version of the upcoming eighth-generation Golf, and the two EVs will share many powertrain components. However, the EV will feature a completely different design, though it's too early to tell whether it will be a sedan or a hatchback, and it will be more affordable than its Golf-badged sibling. Australian website Motoring has learned it will likely offer a more range, too.