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Volkswagen Goes Electric At Dubai International Motor Show 2017

BUDD-e will debut in the Middle East First concept car from Volkswagen based on the modular Electric Drive kit nteractive and networked world of infotainment offers a clear view of the future

Monday, November 13, 2017
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The Volkswagen BUDD-e has arrived for its Middle East premiere at the Dubai International Motor Show. The concept car is an all-wheel electric drive with two electric motors, and a range up to 533 kilometres. The BUDD-e is the second futuristic concept model from the Group to appear in the Middle East following the premiere of Sedric earlier this year. Here are 10 interesting facts to know about the BUDD-e while it is presented in the region.

The BUDD-e fully electric concept car from Volkswagen Group

An interactive and networked world of infotainment offers a clear view of the future

1.     The BUDD-e represents mobility of the future for Volkswagen worldwide and in the Middle East

2.     In the future, the batteries of the BUDD-e will be 80% recharged within 30 minutes 

3.     The all-wheel drive vehicle's total system output is 235 kW / 317 HP, with the battery located in the vehicle floor

4.     The zero-emission concept vehicle is the first Volkswagen concept car based on the new modular Electric Drive kit (MEB)

5.     Volkswagen has created a new human-machine interface (HMI) in the form of a visionary instrument and operating concept

6.     Gesture control 2.0 allows the car to be operated intuitively. Even the doors can be opened with a gesture

7.     The Active Info Display (instruments) and head unit (infotainment system) merge into an interactive world

8.     Individual displays fuse together to form large-format infotainment panels and even the internal rear-view and external wing mirrors become digital screens

9.     The multifunction steering wheel’s new touch system is more intuitive than ever before

10.  Clean design celebrates the brand’s history, while simultaneously setting its sights firmly on the immediate future

Since its global reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the pioneering BUDD-e has achieved global recognition. Claiming the award for ‘Innovation and Design’ at the Plus X Awards, the world's biggest for innovation in technology, sport and lifestyle, the BUDD-e is an example of Volkswagen’s commitment to moving people forward.