Gone are the days when all-electric cars used to be expensive. You can buy a new one from companies like GM and Tesla for under $40,000 and that’s before any state or federal tax incentives. It goes without saying that electric cars will only get more affordable down the road and you can count on German auto giant VW to offer you one as well. VW has said that it’s going to launch an “affordable” electric crossover in the United States come 2020.

Volkswagen’s I.D. Crozz EV has only been shown off by the company as a concept at auto shows across the globe. It has now confirmed that the car will be released in the United States by 2020.

The I.D. Crozz is going to be powered by two electric motors that will put out 302 horsepower combined. The car will also have an 83-kWh battery which will support rapid charging so it will be able to reach 80 percent charge in just half an hour. The I.D. Crozz is said to offer a 300 mile range.

VW might make some changes to the design of the production version compared to the concept but that’s always to be expected from a vehicle that’s moving from the concept stage to production. However, the performance and battery specs that VW has previously shared are likely going to remain the same.

The company hasn’t confirmed yet precisely how much the I.D. Crozz is going to cost but it does say that it’s going to be affordable.

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