Just days after Tesla introduced the Model S P100D, which Elon Musk’s company claims to be the one of the fastest accelerating cars ever made, Volkswagen teased about its own first all-electric car that will possibly give the new Model S a run for its money in terms of charging speed.
According to TechCrunch, the still unnamed EV will feature an impressive charging speed that can fuel the car to travel up to 300 miles on just a single charge of 15 minutes. This is considered impressive, since other electric cars, especially those with big batteries, require longer periods of charging. A good reference is Tesla’s supercharger stations that take around 45 minutes just to replenish the battery of Tesla cars to 80 percent.
While it is unlikely for Volkswagen to provide ample charging infrastructure capable of supporting the speedy charging feature of the 2019 Volkswagen EV, TechCrunch maintains that incorporating this quick-charging feature into its upcoming all-electric car alone is already a big statement from the carmaker that is still reeling from its emission scandal.
Volkswagen’s rival to Tesla’s Model S is slated to be unveiled at this year’s Paris motor show in October, as per company chairman Herbert Diess, who also teased that the vehicle will be as spacious as a Passat on the inside, but will be as compact as the company’s small family car, the Volkswagen Golf, on the outside. The model is expected to arrive either in late 2018 or early 2019.
The news about Volkswagen’s all-electric car comes days after Tesla introduced its new Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode, which is being compared to the likes of LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder when it comes to fast production by acceleration.
Aside from its remarkable speed, Tesla notes on its official blog that the new pure electric Model S sedan is better than the two iconic vehicles in certain ways, like the fact that it has four doors, generous seating for 5 adults and 2 kids and a huge cargo space while the two aforesaid super-expensive cars only seat two and have very little cargo capacity.