At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016, Volkswagen has introduced its innovative BUDD-e concept which is dependent on the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) – an indicator of how electric vehicles will turn out in the future.
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Dr. Herbert Diess, chairman of Volkswagen’s board of management, disclosed that the “BUDD-e is a realistic trend setter,” stating that the concept is sure set to go places and set the agenda in the futuristic auto industry.
Dr. Diess also presented the e-Golf Touch which he said represents the next generation of infotainment with better display and control concept, and this is also inclusive of gesture control and larger displays.
The BUDD-e innovation indicates Volkswagen is in perfect control of the future of next generation vehicles. With its latest electric drive capability, a driver can utilize about 533 km (NEDC) / 233 miles of driving range without any difficulties. And then, the all-wheel drive of the vehicle has a total output of 235kW/317 PS.
The batteries of the vehicle is built into its floor, and according to Dr. Diess, "We are developing completely new and unique vehicle concepts – especially designed for long-distance electromobility."
Just like the ancient Volkswagen bus is the modern BUDD-e vehicle concept. And it charges up to 80% within 30 minutes of its charging cycle.
Meanwhile, the e-Golf Touch has the latest state-of-the-art infotainment system that reveals what the connectivity trends for the future might be. It features great gesture control and an excellent Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB) with a 9.2-ince display. With the touch functionality, you have the blend of smartphones and automobiles.
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Volkwagen looks to a future that will be denominated by auto driving, stating that "It will be part of our everyday lives and will change mobility completely. Volkswagen has a lot of ideas how to use these cutting edge technologies and bring them to our customers."