EV SUV for all! Welcome VW's small, value-for-money car!
At a Munich car show Monday, Volkswagen revealed the ID. Life, a tiny, boxy electric SUV, created for driving on tight city streets. It's simply an endearingly cute concept automobile now, however VW prepares to put something like it into production around 2025. Priced for young, newbie car buyers, the ID. Life will cost about EUR20,000, the equivalent of just under $24,000 at present exchange rates. VW did not say which particular markets the new design would be provided in. Considering that it's just a principle automobile, the ID. Life's designers have included some functions that might not appear in the actual production automobile. For example, the car is made from a number of various recycled and renewable products. Wood chips were utilized as a coloring representative in the automobile's paint, VW said, and the light-weight detachable roofing system is made from recycled bottles. The tires are made from biologically based oils, rice husks and natural rubber, VW claimed. The open-topped wheel has a touchscreen at its center to control a variety of driving functions, including the equipment selector. The chauffeur's own mobile phone can be used like a center touchscreen. The idea automobile likewise consists of a number of features that, basically, turn the automobile into a mobile entertainment center. " The customer of tomorrow won't merely wish to obtain from A to B; they will be much more interested in the experiences that a cars and truck can offer," said Volkswagen brand chief executive Ralf Brandstätter. "The ID. Life is our answer to this." The little crossover even has a video game projector along with a projection screen that increases from the control panel. The front and rear seats can fold down flat to be utilized as beds or to include large freight. The ID. Life is based on the very same electrical automobile engineering as some existing VW models, such as the ID.4 crossover SUV. The ID. Life is smaller sized, however, and it has front-wheel-drive instead of rear-wheel-drive like VW's other ID designs. The cars and truck can go from no to 60 miles in under 7 seconds and will have the ability to take a trip about 248 miles on a single charge based upon European testing criteria, according to VW.