VW’s new electric boogaloo

” At major global car exhibitions, Volkswagen AG typically presents itself as a big, happy family, where each brand—budget-oriented Seat and Skoda, VW proper, luxury Audi, road rockets Porsche, Lamborghini, and Bugatti—gets equal time to flaunt its latest innovations. But in Frankfurt this September, the choreography was different, with the company devoting the entire preshow press conference to a single diminutive model: an all-electric hatchback called the ID.3. “

VW’s $50 Billion Moonshot Bet on an Electric Hatchback (Businessweek)

We switched from a 2013 Honda Civic LX to a 2019 Volkswagen Golf back in August.

We fell in love with the car while on our honeymoon in Tuscany and, I gotta say, I adore driving it.

I was also eyeing the e-Golf, but with Ontario’s PC government pulling the plug on electric car incentives, I couldn’t stomach the price. Or the thought of running out of power during a long-haul drive.

Nonetheless, I’m glad to see VW go all-in on electric vehicles. It’s the future. I agree. It’s just a question of when and how they roll out.

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