VW’s Cost-Effective Small Electric Car

New 2all Concept Car Unveiled.

Volkswagen intends to release a much more cost-efficient electric vehicle than the one staged by the ID. 2 city concept, hitting the market in Europe for an estimated price of less than $26,300 (€25,000) around the year 2025.

“Despite the numerous obstacles, Volkswagen is still making progress towards their goal of creating an electric car for less than 20,000 euros,” the automaker stated in the press release for the ID.2all Concept. This is an ambitious venture that the company is determined to achieve.

Achieving this ambitious objective may prove challenging, given that a proper electrical vehicle (not merely a low-speed quadricycle) at the equivalent of $21,100 is hardly common in Europe – even the Chinese-made Dacia Spring kicks off above €20,000.

Originally, it had been speculated that the entry-level electric vehicle from Volkswagen, possibly named as the ID.1, would be priced below €25,000. However, it looks like this figure was intended for the ID.2all, which could eventually bear the identifications of either ID.2 or ID. Golf.

Volkswagen are likely looking to produce an economical counterpart to the Cupra UrbanRebel, as well as another unannounced vehicle from Skoda that is due to be manufactured in Martorell, Spain.

Volkswagen has not yet disclosed any specifics about its upcoming entry-level electric vehicle, but the carmaker has revealed that it will be one of ten new or refreshed EVs that it will launch by 2026. Among them are the refreshed ID.3, the ID. Buzz with a longer wheelbase, the ID.7 sedan, the model previewed by the ID.2 concept study, and a “compact electric SUV” slated for 2026 – presumably the ID.3 SUV.

Venturing to the timeline, one might infer that the most cost-effective electric car from Volkswagen may not be available until 2026 or beyond. The automaker’s urban EV will leverage the MEB Entry platform with the ID.2all, therefore being configured with front-wheel drive as well.

Without any hard specs to work with, it is presently premature to tell if the size of the new model will be similar to the VW Polo. That being said, the dedicated EV platform should provide a more efficient packaging than that of the MQB A0 internal combustion-based construction.

It’s projected to have the same 172-kilowatt (231-horsepower) motor at the front, and a 57 kW/h battery, alike the ID. When put together, both should present a WLTP scope of nearly 250 miles, and a 0-62 mph mark within 7 seconds or less.

The MEB Entry platform, incorporating front-wheel drive, will be joined with the more economical lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries. This is hypothesized to decrease costs substantially. Moreover, constructing three models within the same factory should allow VW the ability to lower the cost of their compact electric vehicles.

Source: Volkswagen

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