Speaking to Autocar, Diess said that the company was "actively considering" plans for an electric Beetle as part of a range of zero-emissions cars. VW's EV platform called MEB (Modular Electric Baukasten) is very flexible and is capable of producing an electric Beetle with its original rear-wheel drive. Reports indicate that the has been no firm decision on if the EV Beetle will be built or not.
Explaining the term "emotional concepts", Volkswagen's 59-year-old chairman says it covers cars such as the Microbus and Beetle, as well as open-top models such as the Kübelwagen and Buggy. Diess previously alluded to a new electric Beetle when he commented on prospects of a reborn, all-electric Volkswagen Thing. He was clear, though, that VW hasn't made a decision surrounding a new Beetle.
Duterte welcomes Trump in barong
Remarks from the two leaders to the presswere short. "The conversation focused on ISIS (Islamic State), illegal drugs, and trade. Both PM Modi and President Trump had arrived in Manila , Philippines on Sunday to attend 31st ASEAN Summit.
Volkswagen resurrected the Beetle in 1997 following positive reception of the retro Concept One show auto at the 1994 Detroit motor show.
Diess says the MEB platform provides the flawless basis for emotional concepts: "We have a good chance on the electric side". The modernized version of the Beetle grew and went front-wheel drive.
Uber loses court appeal against drivers' rights
That decision did not automatically apply to the app's 50,000 drivers in Britain but was seen as likely to prompt more claims. Uber employs 40,000 drivers in the capital and can continue to operate until that appeal process is complete.
Treasury tried to stop Zuma's free education plan
The Commission Report will be released to the public via the presidency website and media platforms‚ the presidency said. In October, City Press obtained a leaked version of the Fees Commission report .
Moyes brings in Pearce, Irvine
New manager Moyes had been in talks with former Hammers legend Pearce ever since he was appointed the club's new manager last Monday.
Ex-Celtic and Hibs star Liam Miller 'battling cancer'
Miller began his career with Celtic in 2000, winning the Scottish Premiership in 2004 before leaving that same summer. The 36-year-old retired from the game in 2016 and had been working on getting his UEFA training licence.
Apple's iPhone X Takes On The Google Pixel 2 XL
For now, it appears that the unresponsive screen edges of Google Pixel 2 XL have nothing to do with hardware defects. Brandon Jones and Trey Perry posted videos showing that touches to the edge of each unit's display don't register.