101 kWh Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept .

After the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and Geneva Motor Show in Europe, Volkswagen brought its apparently very social electric car, the BUDD-e Concept to the New York International Auto Show. Three major shows in three months makes the BUDD-e (and its handlers) pretty busy.

Behind the scenes, the German manufacturer is probably is also very busy, or at least we hope they are, developing the all-new Modular Electric Platform (MEB) used inside the BUDD-e, a platform that will underpin many of the company’s future long range EVs. The main MEB advantage is the flat battery pack in the floor, which stores enough energy for long-distance travel. The concept BUDD-e had 101 kWh worth.

Volkswagen (with Audi and Porsche) is also gearing up for high power fast charging using the CCS Combo standard, to replenish energy up to 80% in about 30 minutes – no small feat in a 100+ kWh battery. In the shadow of the 200-mile Chevrolet Bolt, upcoming Tesla Model 3, and new longer-range Nissan LEAF in 2017, all those improvements are necessity for Volkswagen to compete in the future, especially as the company’s long range EVs are ~2 years out at earliest.


Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept specs:
•101 kWh battery
•two electric motors with total of 235 kW of peak power and AWD
•high-power fast charging to 80% capacity in 30 minutes
•373 miles (600 km) on the Euro/NEDC or 233 miles (375 km) EPA estimation

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