Volkswagen is planning to discharge a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla’s TSLA, -0.27% Model X.
The German automaker said Sunday the ID Roomzz, which was unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, will be available in 2021.
Volkswagen VOW, +0.03% VOW, +0.22% said the zero-emission vehicle can go approximately 280 miles before the battery has to be recharged. The concept car includes a fully-automatic driving mode which allows seats to be rotated 25 degrees to create a lounge-like atmosphere.
The announcement comes one month after Volkswagen’s former CEO Martin Winterkorn was charged by U.S. regulators with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal.
Volkswagen has said it will boost electric vehicle production to 22 million over the next decade. It made fewer than 50,000 battery-only vehicles last year.