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Volkswagen Showcasing Two New Electric Cars at CES

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Volkswagen is maintaining a strong presence at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with the unveiling of two new electric-vehicle models. The BUDD-e is making its world premiere at the CES taking place this week in Las Vegas, and VW is also presenting the e-GOLF Touch, a close-to-production model that is equipped with a new-generation infotainment system operating with gesture control.

The BUDD-e minivan is a zero-emission minivan, and the first VW to feature the carmaker’s newly developed technology matrix, the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). With a range of up to 533 km, the BUDD-e continues to push the limits of the drive-per-charge capabilities of the new generation of electric vehicles coming to market.

As for the e-GOLF electric car, its most noteworthy feature is the inclusion of a cutting-edge infotainment system with enabled gesture control. At its heart, a high-resolution 9.2-inch touchscreen that can be configured and will display varied content (ten different themes, including music and iPhone) in function tiles. Volkswagen plans on introducing voice control into the new system as early as summer of 2016.


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