Volkswagen To Unveil BMW i3 Rival At 2016 Paris Motor Show

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German carmaker Volkswagen is still reeling from the aftershocks of the uncovering of the Dieselgate scandal.

To pull itself back up from the mire it has found itself in, the German automotive giant has embarked on a drive that will see it launch multiple electric cars in the near future.

According to Auto Bild, the first car of the electric era has the BMW i3 firmly in its sights. Called the NUVe, the new car is expected to make its debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show in October.

The NUVe is based on Volkswagen's new MEB(Modular Electrification Kit) platform first seen on the BUDDe concept unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in February.

The MEB platform allows for a flat-floor type battery which in turn help increase the space found inside the car.

The NUVe is expected to beat the BMW i3's range and is will hit showrooms in around 2019.

AutoBild is also claiming that the NUVe is just one of six concepts in the works inside VW's labs, four of which(including the NUVe) are expected to make it into production.

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Story first published: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 18:26 [IST]
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