The Petersen Automotive Museum and Volkswagen have come together for the Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Building an Electric Future.” The exhibit will showcase the design and construction of vehicles of tomorrow; it opens on November 20th.
“Building an Electric Future” gives an inside look at how Volkswagen sees future mobility through the use of interactive and virtual reality experiences.
The exhibit will launch with a private event to be held on November 19th. The Museum will host the global unveiling of a new ID. concept car from Volkswagen.
The exhibit will consist of five rooms showcasing how Volkswagen’s MEB modular electric vehicle platform was engineered, the variety of models that will be built, the uniquely flexible nature of the platform and how the cars will be assembled. Through the incorporation of interactive features in each room, visitors will have a variety of engaging ways to visualize new challenges faced by modern automakers and explore what driving will look like in the future. The final room of the exhibit will give visitors an inside look at an ID. concept vehicle and focus on the interior and technology features. Supporting video assets will highlight how this vehicle will augment the future driving experience.
“’Building an Electric Future’ aims to inspire and inform our guests about the future of mobility,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “We want to explore the impact an electrified future will have on a local and global scale, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with Volkswagen as it takes on today’s challenges to design the cars of tomorrow.”
The four vehicles will have both physical and virtual interaction. Visitors will be able to see the assembly process of the vehicles through VR. The exhibit will house a completed vehicle for its entire duration, unlocked for all visitors to sit in and experience.
“Building an Electric Future” will be the feature installation under the “Driving Toward Tomorrow” series of exhibits at the Petersen. The series will address the automobile industry’s current work on the future of transportation design and display actual concept vehicles being developed by a global selection of automobile manufacturers.