Now open at the Petersen, “Building an Electric Future” explores how Volkswagen envisions future mobility through interactive virtual-reality experiences that demonstrate how the manufacturer’s MEB modular electric vehicle platform is engineered and how ID. electric vehicles are assembled
LOS ANGELES (November 21, 2019) – The Petersen Automotive Museum partnered with Volkswagen to present a brand-new exhibit that showcases the design and construction of the vehicles of tomorrow. Open to the public on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, “Building an Electric Future” explores the manufacturer’s plans to become the foremost producer of electric vehicles through three all-electric ID. series cars such as the ID. 3 compact car, ID. R race car and ID. Vizzion autonomous car.
Located in the Production Gallery, “Building an Electric Future” consists of five rooms that incorporate interactive features and showcase how Volkswagen’s MEB modular electric vehicle platform is engineered and how ID. electric vehicles are assembled.
“Through our partnership with Volkswagen, we are exploring the impact an electrified future will have on a local and global scale,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “We are thrilled to collaborate with the manufacturer to present ‘Building an Electric Future.’ The exhibit offers visitors an interactive behind-the-scenes look at how the world’s largest automaker is paving the way for the future of mobility.”
The opening reception of the exhibit on November 19, 2019 welcomed media and Volkswagen impresarios to the Petersen for the global unveiling of the new ID. Space Vizzion, a wagon of tomorrow that combines the aerodynamic characteristics of a GT car with the spaciousness of an SUV. The concept vehicle will be on display to the public at the LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 22 to December 1, 2019.
“Building an Electric Future” is on display through September 2022. To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum and its exhibits, please visit www.petersen.org. For more information about Volkswagen’s electric concept vehicles, please visit www.vw.com/electric-concepts/.
About the Petersen Automotive Museum
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $14 for seniors and $11 for children ages 4 to 17. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under age 4 are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.