VW ‘close to battery breakthrough’

New tech will deliver 170-mile range – and it’s ‘in sight’, says Winterkorn

Volkswagen is closing in on a new battery technology that will bring “a quantum leap for the electric car”, according to the firm’s boss Martin Winterkorn.

The German manufacturer has been relatively cautious on developing pure EVs – although it has introduced the e-Up, e-Golf and Golf GTE in the past 18 months. Winterkorn told German tabloid newspaper Bild, «VW is researching a super-battery in Silicon Valley in California, that is cheaper, smaller and more powerful. An electric Volkswagen that can travel 300km (186 miles) on electricity is in …read more

Source:: Autocar