The German concern Volkswagen is preparing to deal a crushing blow to Elon Musk’s plans to offer customers an inexpensive model of an electric car. While the Tesla founder is playing in the media mogul, the Wolfsburg-based company has unveiled the concept of an affordable electric car, the VW ID.2all.
This was reported by the press service of the manufacturer. The car, which received the original name “ID for all”, has the external dimensions of a Polo and a spacious interior like a Golf. The latter is facilitated by a flat battery that provides a power reserve of up to 450 km.
The concept has an attractive design that looks more like a familiar car than its counterparts in the ID family. This will undoubtedly attract more buyers to it than ID.3, reminiscent of Christmas gingerbread in icing. In addition, the novelty from Wolfsburg has good technical characteristics. In particular, a powerful electric motor develops 166 kW (226 hp), which allows the compact hatchback to accelerate to the first hundred in just 7 seconds.
The ID.2all is based on a compact version of the MEB platform, which is used on other electric vehicles in the ID family. The electric motor is located at the front and drives the front wheels. In terms of its length (4050 mm), the concept is slightly less than the current generation VW Polo (4074 mm), but the wheelbase (2600 mm) is comparable to the Golf (2619 mm).
The interior of the ID.2all, like most modern electric vehicles, is made in the style of minimalism. The digital cockpit contains a 10.9-inch instrument gauge that can be customized to your personal preferences, while the center of the dash is a 12.9-inch touchscreen for infotainment.
The salon has wide functionality and allows you to carry up to 1330 liters of luggage. Thanks to the fold of the folding front passenger seat, objects up to 2200 mm long can be transported.
According to the authors, it takes only 20 minutes to charge the battery from 10 to 80% of its capacity on high-speed charging (170 kW). In addition, the car has a built-in 11 kW charger, which allows you to use the household electrical network for this.
The production version is scheduled to debut in 2025, and the declared cost will be 25,000 euros. If we take into account that in many European countries state support is organized for the purchase of an electric car, then the real cost of the end consumer can be reduced by 5-7 thousand euros.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS previously reported, Volkswagen has prepared many new products for the SEMA show.
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