Official Images of the VW Electric Concept to Debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show [Updated]

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VW EV Concept

Volkswagen is entering the new era of electric mobility. Check out these first official images of the VW Electric Concept that makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this week.

According to VW’s head of brand, Herbert Diess, the EV concept will have a footprint roughly the size of a Golf, but will offer the interior room of a Passat.

The production vehicle which follows this concept will be the first Volkswagen to hit the market based on the new Modular electric Drive kit  (MEB). VW has not provided other details yet.

Autoblog reports that the Volkswagen is claiming 373 miles of electric range.

We will update as soon as more information is released.

UPDATE (9:30 a.m. Mountain):

The new electric car will be called the I.D. Volkswagen hopes to sell the I.D. by 2020, and it will be the first of a range of all-electric vehicles. It will have a 125 kW motor that has a range of 400 to 600 km, or about 250 to 370 miles.

It’ll also have full automation by 2025, and the multi-function steering wheel will retract completely into the dash when in automated mode. This mode, called I.D. Pilot, is part of the interior concept that VW calls “Open Space.”

VW hopes to sell a million electric vehicles by 2025.

Here is our review of the 2015 VW e-Golf: