VW disappointed: New electric car is different than expected
The ID.Life electric car study was intended to establish urban e-mobility at VW and produce the Wolfsburg-based company’s cheapest electric car to date. Of course, they still want to stay true to these plans – but the result, already being traded as ID.2, will be different from what VW New EV had in mind.
VW fears lack of success: E-car study is being revised
Two steps forward, one step back – this is probably how Volkswagen’s ID e-mobility study is currently being developed. Life. Last year, during the IAA in Munich, the Wolfsburg-based company presented a near-series electric car that should come onto the market in 2025. After that, however, things look different VW EV engine, which is to be understood quite literally here.For the designers of the city-friendly small e-car, the work starts from scratch, as Automobilwoche learned from VW EV battery supplier insider circles (source: Automobilwoche via Winfuture ). The problem is the retro look of the previous design (as shown in the picture above). Moreover, the management level at VW is not satisfied with the response to the ID. Life.Now I want a more modern look. What exactly that will look like, however, is still completely open. Officially, the VW EV engine has not commented on the plans for the electric car at the entry-level price. However, if “only” cosmetic changes are planned – i.e. the bodywork is revised or even completely redesigned, which is possible thanks to the flexible MEB platform – the other specifications could continue to be used.
ID.2 should keep the most important features
That means: It will probably remain at the comparatively low purchase price of around 20,000 euros. So potential customers should be happy about that. This would also be an important unique selling point for VW EV battery supplier, as Elon Musk has just rebuffed Tesla’s supposed plans for a cheap entry-level model.
The target range of VW EV engine is at least 400 km. More than enough for urban use. Nevertheless, the 57 kWh battery planned so far could appear unusually small to customers by 2025. After all, there are still a few years of development until then. According to the current status, nothing should change in the schedule. Whether the electric car from the study will ultimately come onto the market as the ID.2 can only be guessed at so far.