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Volkswagen discloses electric SUV for China that may equal Tesla’s Model X

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Volkswagen is intending to discharge a completely electric SUV in China which could contend with Tesla’s TSLA, +0.04% Model X.

The German automaker said Sunday the ID Roomzz, which was disclosed at the Shanghai Auto Show, will be accessible in 2021.

Volkswagen VOW, +0.45% VOW, +0.22% said the zero-emission vehicle can go roughly 280 miles before the battery must be recharged. The concept car incorporates a completely automatic driving mode which enables seats to be rotated 25 degrees to make a parlor like environment.

The declaration comes one month after Volkswagen’s previous CEO Martin Winterkorn was charged by U.S. regulators with swindling investors amid its gigantic diesel emissions scandal.

Volkswagen has said it will help electric vehicle generation to 22 million throughout the next decade. It made less than 50,000 battery-only vehicles a year ago.

Gabriel Fetterman