Looks more like an electric Golf than like the other models of the ID series (Photo: Volkswagen)
After being the first European car manufacturer to launch a wide range of electric cars, Volkswagen announces the next step: cheap electrics.
The German manufacturer unveiled the ID.2all, a concept for a car the size of a Polo (4.05 meters) but with the interior space of a Golf (2.60 meters), and even a family-sized trunk (490 liters) and a price of 25,000 euros in Europe, 20 cheaper % of a basic golf course, that is, about 120 thousand shekels in Israel.
The new car is based on a discounted version of the electric platform used by most of the manufacturer's emission-free models, from the ID.3 that will arrive next year, to the Skoda Eniac and the Audi Q4 Itron.
The design is more similar to the classic Golf than the existing ID series.
Also at the back, a very conservative design.
A more advanced design is kept for the Cupra version (photo: Volkswagen)
In the official announcement, Volkswagen boasts a range of 450 km, but this will be achieved by the more expensive version with a 56 kWh battery.
The attractive price belongs to the base version with a 38 kWh battery, and an estimated range of only 300-350 km.
Charging from 20% to 80% will take 20 minutes, but Volkswagen does not specify what the maximum charging power the car will be able to receive.
The electric motor has 266 hp, which is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7 seconds, on the way to a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The power goes to the front wheels.
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the driver's environment.
This time with a real dashboard, measuring 10.9 inches (Photo: Volkswagen)
In the passenger compartment, Volkswagen incorporates the lessons learned from existing electric models, which were criticized for the tiny display that replaced the dashboard.
So the new tram has a 10.9-inch screen for the driver, and another one, 12.9 inches, for multimedia and vehicle system operation.
And another lesson learned: at the bottom of the screen there are physical buttons for operating the climate control, without the need to wander between screens.
There are also wireless mobile charging surfaces, USB sockets.
All this goodness won't be arriving in Volkswagen showrooms tomorrow morning.
The start of marketing in Europe is currently planned for the summer of 2025, three years from now.
The new platform.
It will also be the basis for an even cheaper Volkswagen (Photo: Volkswagen)