We’ll have to wait a bit: this proposal will become serial in 2025.
At the Munich Motor Show, Volkswagen showed an entry-level electric car – ID. Life. It is designed on a shortened version of the front-wheel-drive MEB platform, tailored specifically for urban compact cars.
The electric motor has an impressive power, developing 234 hp. (172 kW) and 290 Nm, which allows you to accelerate to a hundred in 6.9 seconds and gain a maximum of 180 km / h. The batteries with a capacity of 57 kWh are enough for 400 km of track along the European WLTP cycle. It supports fast charging, so you can add another 160 km in just 10 minutes.
Since obviously almost all cars are supposed to be crossovers these days (that’s the preference of most), Volkswagen added an ID. Life, some off-road features – an impressive ground clearance of 190 millimeters, entry and exit angles of 26 and 37 degrees, respectively, a carrying capacity of 1285 liters (with all the seats folded, except for the driver’s seat) and a fairly spacious interior despite the compact dimensions. Despite being significantly shorter than the current Golf, the wheelbase of 2,650 mm is even slightly longer.
The 68 liter front boot holds the charging cable. Another interesting storage solution is the door pocket can be used to wirelessly charge smartphones.
In ID. Life does not have traditional side mirrors, instead cameras are used to improve aerodynamics. The interior mirror has also been replaced by a camera, and footage can be viewed on the nine-inch multimedia display. There is also a projection screen, complemented by a game console, however, not all of the listed functions will survive until the series.
The city car will go into production in 2025, and it will cost 20,000 euros for the basic version and 25,000 euros for the top-end.