Volkswagen has started developing a brand-new base EV that will follow the forthcoming ID 2 all-Electric hatchback. The brand’s lineup of customised electric vehicles will include the new VW ID 1, which will be the smallest model.
It will be one of four vehicles based on the new front-drive MEB First platform, along with the ID 2, Cupra Urban Rebel, and an entry-level Skoda car, which was previously alluded to in a teaser sketch.
Volkswagen ID 1 EV specifications
The ID 1’s FWD MEB platform will enable the use of more economically viable lithium-iron-phosphate batteries and the economies of scale intended to significantly lower prices. The ID 1 and the upcoming ID 2all, which will probably be a little bigger and look more crossover-like, will essentially be twins. In 2026, such model will be made available in foreign markets.
Similar to how VW intends to use the Golf and Tiguan names for future EVs, the new ID 1 will be roughly comparable in size to the most recent generation of the combustion-engined Polo (not sold in India).
During the 2021 Munich motor show, the German automaker teased what to anticipate from its most cheap EV with the eccentric ID Life concept. The VW Trinity sedan, which will be on sale around the same time, will have a closer visual connection to the production version, according to a new preview image, which shows the design team has gone back to the drawing board.
In order to appeal to younger purchasers, it has also been stated that VW designers wanted to give the production version of the ID Life a more futuristic style and emphasise its digital functions. The outcome, as seen in the drawing, is a leaner, more muscular shape with an angular front end and distinctive ID signals, such the horizontal front light bar, solidifying its place in the growing ID family.
Range of the Volkswagen ID 1 EV battery
The same 243hp front-mounted motor and 57kWh battery are anticipated to be available with the ID 1, giving it a similar range of approximately 402km and a 0-100kph time of less than seven seconds. Nevertheless, compared to the VW e-Up, which it will effectively replace, it will provide significant performance, economy, and functionality improvements.
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