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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Volkswagen's electric city-car ready for launch in 2025

As we all know that currently in the world's automotive, the vehicle electrification trend is rife, which makes a number of world automotive manufacturers compete in developing electric vehicles and showing off the results to the public. As has been done by Volkswagen, while showcased its latest concept car called Volkswagen ID.Life at the IAA Mobility 2021 held in Munich recently.
The Volkswagen ID. Life is said to be the company vision of the next generation of fully electric urban mobility. (Picture from: GridOto)
As quoted of Motor1, its production version is planned to be launched in 2025, and is positioned under the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback. As for the highlights, this four-wheeled vehicle has a cool design and sophisticated cabin. Beside that, the concept runs an electric engine and promises a range of 400 km on a single charge.
The Volkswagen ID. Life concept has debuted at the IAA Mobility 2021 held in September 7, 2021 in Munich. (Picture from: Motor1)
The German auto giant claims that the components of the Volkswagen ID.Life are made of several different recycled and renewable materials. For example, for car paint colorants made of wood chips, while the lightweight removable roof is made of recycled bottles and the tires are made of biologically based oils, rice husks and natural rubber.
The Volkswagen ID. Life concept has a closed panel front fascia without the grille featuring the car's logo, and finished in two-tone colors. (Picture from: Gooto)
The exterior of the Volkswagen ID.Life looks in a simple design inspired by the VW Golf Mk.1 with a flattened hood, a closed panel front fascia without the grille featuring the car's logo, and finished in two-tone colors. The vehicle is flanked by a black B-pillar, which features specially designed 20-inch aero wheels, and cameras as the rear-view mirrors replacement that sends images to the screen inside.
The Volkswagen ID. Life front-wheel drive electric vehicle will be has the potential to be introduced as the first based on its smaller Modularer E-Antriebs Baukasten (MEB) platform. (Picture from: Newsin24)
As for the dimensions, this VW city-car concept has a length of 4,091 mm, a width of 1,845 mm, a height of 1,599 mm, a wheelbase of 2,650 mm, and a ground clearance of 190 mm. When viewed from its dimensions, many parties thought that the ID.Life is more suitable to be the successor to the Volkswagen Polo in the current electrification era.
Inside the cabin of the Volkswagen ID. Life concept featured with an open-top hexagonal steering wheel, a 9-inch screen that functions as a rear view mirror. (Picture from: Motor1)
The Volkswagen tiny car has a spacious cabin, which is also equipped with a removable roof, then there's the door's pockets that can be used as the smartphone's inductive charger, foldable front and rear seats, and an open-top hexagonal steering wheel. Furthermore, on this car is also equipped with a 9-inch screen that functions as a rear view mirror, then the projector, plus its projection screen for the entertainment and game console system.
Inside the cabin of the Volkswagen ID. Life concept also featured with the projector, plus its projection screen for the entertainment and game console system. (Picture from: Newsin24)
Since this is just a concept vehicle, the designers attached some features on the Volkswagen ID. Life that may not appear in actual production vehicles. But what is certain is that the German manufacturer will install air bags and other safety equipment on the production version of the car later to fullfil the regulation regarding to the production of the road legal car.
The automaker claimed that the Volkswagen ID. Life concept are made of several different recycled and renewable materials. (Picture from: Motor1)
Not only that, the city-car concept has the potential to be introduced as a smaller Modularer E-Antriebs Baukasten (MEB) platform. The Volkswagen's Chief Executive Officer, Ralf Brandstatter said, "The ID.Life is our vision of the next generation of fully electric urban mobility. This concept car provides a preview of an ID model in the small car segment which will launch in 2025 at a price of around 20,000 euros."
The Volkswagen ID. Life concept is powered by the electric motors and 57 kWh batteries, producing a combined power output of 231 hp and 290 Nm of torque. (Picture from: Newsin24)
As for the drivetrain, the Volkswagen ID.Life is powered by the electric motors and 57 kWh batteries, producing a combined power output of 231 hp and 290 Nm of torque. So with that much power, the city-car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 6.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 180 kph, and has a mileage of about 400 km on a single charge based on the WLTP cycles.
As previously mentioned, the production version of the Volkswagen ID.Life will be available in 2025, and it is estimated that later this car will be sold by the German company in a price ranging from €20,000 (around Rp. 337 million) up to €25,000 (Rp. 422 million). Unfortunately, the Volkswagen did not say which specific markets the new model would be offered in. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 ]
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