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Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche unveil new EVs at Frankfurt Motor Show

Germany, Frankfurt am Main
September 11, 2019 at 02:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche unveiled their new electric cars at the 2019 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on Tuesday.

Volkswagen's electric hatchback, the ID.3, will be available with three different battery packages, with the starting price of under €30,000 ($33,000). The base model of the car will have a 45 kWh-pack and a range of 330 kilometres (205 miles). The other larger capacity variants, a 58 kWh-pack and a 77 kWh-pack, will be able to travel 420 and 550 kilometres (260 and 341 miles) per charge. The delivery of the ID.3 is slated for mid-2020.

Audi revealed the final member of its concept car family, the new Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept, which features four electric motors and the large lithium-ion battery. The Audi AI:Trail Quattro will provide a range of between 400 to 500 kilometres (248 and 310 miles) on roads on a single charge. The off-roading range will be some 250 kilometres (155 miles) per charge.

Porsche debuted its first fully electric car, the Taycan. The German car manufacturer is offering the four-door Taycan in two variants, the Turbo and the Turbo S. Powered by a 93.4 KWh-battery pack, the Taycan Turbo will be able to cover up to 450 kilometres (279 miles) on a single charge. The starting price for the Turbo is currently €137,000 ($151,000) and €168,000 ($185,000) for the Turbo S.

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Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche unveiled their new electric cars at the 2019 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on Tuesday.

Volkswagen's electric hatchback, the ID.3, will be available with three different battery packages, with the starting price of under €30,000 ($33,000). The base model of the car will have a 45 kWh-pack and a range of 330 kilometres (205 miles). The other larger capacity variants, a 58 kWh-pack and a 77 kWh-pack, will be able to travel 420 and 550 kilometres (260 and 341 miles) per charge. The delivery of the ID.3 is slated for mid-2020.

Audi revealed the final member of its concept car family, the new Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept, which features four electric motors and the large lithium-ion battery. The Audi AI:Trail Quattro will provide a range of between 400 to 500 kilometres (248 and 310 miles) on roads on a single charge. The off-roading range will be some 250 kilometres (155 miles) per charge.

Porsche debuted its first fully electric car, the Taycan. The German car manufacturer is offering the four-door Taycan in two variants, the Turbo and the Turbo S. Powered by a 93.4 KWh-battery pack, the Taycan Turbo will be able to cover up to 450 kilometres (279 miles) on a single charge. The starting price for the Turbo is currently €137,000 ($151,000) and €168,000 ($185,000) for the Turbo S.

W/S Volkswagen ID.3 presentation at 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Frankfurt am Main

M/S Volkswagen ID.3 presentation

SOT, Ralf Brandstaetter, Volkswagen COO (German): "Emission-free mobility for everyone - this is our compass for the future, our inner drive based on which we align our actions. This is not a claim or advertisement slogan, it describers our inner attitude."

M/S Volkswagen ID.3 presentation

W/S Volkswagen ID.3 presentation

W/S Audience

M/S Volkswagen ID.3 on display

C/U Volkswagen ID.3 steering wheel

M/S Volkswagen ID.3 on display

C/U Volkswagen logo

M/S Rear view of Volkswagen ID.3

M/S Front view of Volkswagen ID.3

M/S Interior of Volkswagen ID.3

W/S Volkswagen exhibition pavilion

M/S Volkswagen ID.3 on display

W/S Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept on display

M/S Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept on display

M/S Interior of Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept

C/U Interior of Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept

SOT Oliver Keyerleber, Project manager of Audi AI:Trail Quattro: "Today, we present the AI Trail. The AI Trail is our vision of off-road in the future. So the idea is, you book the car on demand for a special purpose, so you can go out, have an adventure in the outback."

C/U Tail lights of Audi AI:Trail Quattro

SOT Oliver Keyerleber, Project manager of Audi AI:Trail Quattro: "So the car is a fully electric vehicle. We have four engines, so it's Quattro. Each wheel will be steered by one single engine. We talk about 320 kilowatts. So it's a range [of] approximately 400 kilometres."

M/S Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept on display

W/S Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept on display

C/U Wheel of Audi AI:Trail Quattro Concept

W/S Porsche Taycan presentation

C/U Taycan logo

M/S Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presenting Porsche Taycan

M/S Porsche Taycan on display

W/S Porsche Taycan presentation

M/S Porsche Taycan on display

SOT, Oliver Blume, Porsche CEO: "The new Taycan has got a big meaning Porsche. It's a step in the new era to go to electric mobility. We think that electric mobility fits perfectly to our brand and we can combine our tradition with the future. Nevertheless, we will continue with petrol engines, with plug-in hybrids and now with the third pillar, and [other] things, and we are very flexible and sustainable going with these cars to the next decade."

C/U Porsche logo

M/S Front view of Porsche Taycan on display

M/S Porsche Taycan on display

M/S Porsche Taycan on display

C/U Porsche logo

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