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"We are prioritising our electrification efforts in China to reflect its importance as a global electrified vehicle market and to make lives better, simpler and more cost-effective for Chinese consumers", Ford president and chief executive Mark Fields told the China Daily.

An electric vehicle with a big battery obviously offers more range, but at the same time, it takes longer to charge-making it hard to quickly refuel for road trips.

Top speed is restricted to 112 mph (180 km/h), while the range is estimated at 311 miles (500 km) on the New European Driving Cycle.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Volkswagen promises to present a new electric vehicle from the future ID range.

The pressure for electrification in China is an added headache for automakers at a time when sales growth is slowing and competition heating up in a market they are counting on to drive global revenue.

In the latest draft policy released in September, Beijing proposed a requirement that they generate credits equivalent to 8 percent of automakers' sales next year by selling battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, rising to 10 percent in 2019 and 12 percent in 2020.

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The first road-going electric VW riding on the MEB platform is slated to go on sale in 2020 and will be followed by a multitude of models previewed by these I.D. -badged concepts. Since both VW and Skoda brands are part of the same conglomerate, it is not uncommon for them to share parts, even in concept vehicle form.

Unfortunately, the I.D. Crozz is simply a concept vehicle, meaning it isn't meant to be sold. When the vehicle is "woken up", it gives a 360-degree light show that starts with the front VW logo and spreads out to the headlights, then the exterior lights glow magenta/violet until the vehicle is ready to drive. On the inside, the instruments and controls are all digital, while the augmented reality heads-up display helps the driver behind the wheel.

Volkswagen claims that the new auto will produce up to 306hp and will be capable of hitting 112mph, meanwhile, using a fast charger, the batteries can be charged up to 80% of their capacity in just half an hour. "Pilot" mode by holding the VW badge in the steering wheel down for three seconds.

A touchscreen infotainment and navigation system is central to the car's dashboard and the only other thing, as well as the steering wheel, to appear on the panel. VW also claims that each passenger is also able to individually regulate his or her climate zone.

As with the previous I.D. and I.D.

The logo of German auto maker Volkswagen is pictured at the company's stand during the Hannover Fair in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016. Interior space is similar as well, although the I.D. Crozz enjoys greater versatility thanks to the packaging of its electric drivetrain. The I.D. Crozz will play a key role in that. Using the multi-profile capabilities of Volkswagen User-ID, the vehicle recognizes authorized operators and unlocks the doors and sets various operating systems to their personal profile preferences.


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