Volkswagen is working on a range of electric vehicles due to arrive by the end of the decade, including a derivative of the ID. 2all concept. But what’s even more interesting is that the German automaker is working on a smaller EV that will have a slot under the ID. 2all and may be named Volkswagen ID. 1. The small electric car is expected to go on sale in Europe sometime in 2026. Also, expect a selling price below $21,000.
The automaker said in an official press release that it is developing an electric car priced below 20,000 euros, which will be different from the ID-derived model. 2 all concepts. No wonder Volkswagen is ambitious, as there isn’t a single electric passenger car in Europe that costs around $21,000.
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Initially, Volkswagen planned to launch an entry-level electric car with a price tag of around 25,000 euros. It should be named ID. 1. However, with ID card. 2 All EV concepts revealed and their production specs model ID.2 or ID. The Golf will remain in the same price range, and the automaker is now planning to keep the sticker price of its smallest EV even lower. The entry-level VW ID, it seems. The 1 EV will be a sister model to the Cupra UrbanRebel, the auto group’s plan to produce the yet-to-be-named Skoda model in Spain.
However, despite confirming the development of the smallest and cheapest entry-level electric car, Volkswagen did not reveal any details about the car. But the automaker claims it will be one of ten new or refreshed electric models due in 2026. These include the facelifted Volkswagen ID.3, ID. Buzz LWB, ID.7 sedan, models previewed by ID. 2all and a compact electric SUV, likely to be named ID.3. This leads us to assume an entry-level ID. 1 will launch in 2026.
Volkswagen ID card. 1 EV will be based on the same MEB Entry schema that supports ID. 2 all. It will arrive as a front-wheel-drive model. It’s expected to be powered by the same 231-hp front-axle-mounted electric motor and 57-kWh battery pack that’s been featured in the ID. life philosophy. This powertrain will enable the EV to sprint from 0-100km/h in less than seven seconds and travel 402km on a single charge.
First published date: March 16, 2023 at 16:16 PM CST