Volkswagen is developing the entry-level city car from the ID family – the ID.1.
It will be the smallest one in the electric lineup of the brand designed for urban driving. This pure electric battery vehicle (BEV) is coming to replace the e-Up, whose footprint it has, and due to reach dealer showrooms around 2023.
Volkswagen says they are working on a car below 20,000 euros. The company believes the vehicles based on the electric MEB platform (like the ID models) will cost 40 percent less than the EVs built on a conventional chassis (like the e-Up).
The ID.1 spin-offs are underway as well: a rugged ID.1 Crozz version and an e-Roomzz van.
The ID.1 city car will offer two battery sizes – 24 kWh and 36 kWh. With the larger battery, it will have a driving range of 185 miles (298 km).
Moreover, the ID Crozz concept-based ID.4 SUV has been recently announced, due to arrive in late 2020. It will be the first ID car and the first electric crossover from Volkswagen in America, by the way.