Volkswagen has given a peek look at their electric car, ID. 2all, that costs less than $30,000 and will go into production by 2025. The EV has a futuristic design, with a bit of similarity to the Volkswagen Golf.
Thomas Schafer, Volkswagen Passenger Cars CEO, said the ID. 2all shows where the car manufacturer wants to take the brand. “We want to be close to the customer and offer top technology in combination with fantastic design. We are implementing the transformation at pace to bring electric mobility to the masses.”
ID. 2all is sized between a Polo compact hatchback and a Golf. It will be offered with improved footprint from an interior point of view, meaning that the EV powertrain and battery setup will allow for more interior space. The new EV will introduce new design language for Volkswagen’s future models.
The concept has a boasts a brand new HMI system (user interface) with actual knobs and buttons. But Volkswagen current Golf R and similar models have been criticized for removing buttons and making users have to find and access functions with the touchscreen, as it can be cumbersome. However, the Germany car manufacturer says the production version of the ID. 2all will feature a front wheel drive architecture using MEB entry platform for EVs, have 450km of estimated range, and feature 150kW fast charging.
Moreover, this model will be one of the 10 new EVs Volkswagen intends to launch by 2026. The company is set to spend $193 billion over the next five years into its most attractive profit pools, including battery production, expanding footprint in North America, and digitalization efforts and products in China. Furthermore, Volkswagen has set aside two-thirds of the amount for electrification and digitalization of its auto software and user-interface features.