Id. Life: View of the electric entry-level models at Volkswagen

Id. Life: View of the electric entry-level models at Volkswagen-entry-level

In the run-up to IAA 2021 in Munich, the rumors for MEB entry-level vehicles of Volkswagen were loud. With the view of the VW ID. Life shows the Volkswagen Group like e-mobility in the field of small cars could look like. Already 2025, and thus 2 years earlier than originally planned, a vehicle is the ID. Family in the small car segment come on the market. It should be priced from about 20.Start 000 euros.

A first view of such a vehicle gives the study ID. Life. How to convey VW knows the ID. Life the view of the vision of a fully electric small car for urban space. In the center, the vehicle will experience the people and the community. The study combines sustainability and digitization with an exceptionally flexible usage concept. So the ID can be. Life, for example, use as a cinema room, gamingcenter or for relaxing in the open air.

“The ID. Life is our vision of the urban folk-electric mobility of the next generation. The study gives a first outlook on an ID. Model in the small car segment in the price range of about 20.000 Euro, which we will bring 2025 on the market. Thus we make electro-mobility even more people accessible. We have the ID. Life consistently focused on the needs of young target groups. We believe: The car will be even more expressing a lifestyle in the future. It’s not just about mobility tomorrow, but much more about what you can experience by car. The id. Life is our answer.”- Ralf Brandstatter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand

Striking is the restrained, reduced design of the ID. Life. This presents itself strikingly clear, reduced and high quality. On decorative elements and attachments is also omitted as on a complex material mix. The puristic appearance also carries the horizontal subdivision between body body, glass surfaces and roof. An individualizable and removable roof of air chamber textile enables open-air feeling in the ID. Life and also reduces the vehicle weight.

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The compact stromer is powered in the small car segment from an electric motor to the front wheels. The entire vehicle is built on a smaller, specially developed for the small car segment variant of the modular electric drive kit (MEB). For the first time, a vehicle designed on the basis of the MEB is equipped with front drive. With its 172 kW (234 hp) strong electric motor accelerates the ID. Life from zero to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds. Its 57 kWh high-voltage battery enables a range of around 400 kilometers (WLTP).

“The ID.Life once again proves the unique flexibility of the MEB. From the small car to the van, all vehicle concepts are feasible on the platform. He is the best scalable electrical architecture of the industry. We just start to exploit the potential of MEB. Performance, loading capacity and range will continue to improve with software updates and each new model.”- Thomas Ulbrich, Development Board of the Volkswagen brand

As with other concept vehicles to be seen on the IAA, the ID is characterized. Life through the use of natural and recycling materials. The sustainable character of the ID. Life is particularly reflected in material selection including painting. In the clearcoat for the body, wood chips are used as a natural color transmitter and a bio-based hardener. The air chamber textile for the roof and the front cover consists of 100 percent recycled PET bottles.

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The interior of the Stromer was considered and implemented as a reliable companion for digital experiences of different kinds. This clearly shows that the vehicle can be converted into a cinema or a gaming lounge, for example. Game console and beamer are on board. As a screen, a projection screen, which exits the dashboard when needed. So that this can also be enjoyed, an extraordinary seating concept is used. So the front seat can be completely folded. Together with the also transparencable back seats are possible from kinovessuhlung over a about two meters long bed to a cargo variant with maximum usable trunk numerous variants possible.

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Innovative digital operating concept. Cameras and a display replace both the exterior and the inner mirror. Essential driving functions are controlled via a touch panel on the hexagonal, upwardly open steering wheel. In addition, a smartphone can be integrated into the operating system. About your own device, whether smartphone or tablet, can be controlled, for example, navigation. Music, movies and games that are on them can be seamlessly in the ID. Use LIFE and represent the projection screen.

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9 thoughts on “Id. Life: View of the electric entry-level models at Volkswagen”

  1. Do not chat!!
    These visions look at the OEMs always as different as the models that then come – comparisons the vision of the Buzz and what is going around now as ErlkOnig.

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  2. Why do such things like game console and projector have to be in a new small car?

    Demands the customer? Or is it so far that you should not come to rest and / or yourself in the car? Quasi as a continuation of the medial corona drum fire …

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  3. Hopefully, car cinema and arcado remain a schnappside such as that of me when considering a crazy accessory list, automatically opening with olfactory sensor-opening seat with plumpsklo and bidet below. (Pants have to be left at traffic unfortunately.)
    Please note not only minimalist, but also build in a simple base for easy to drive from A to B and transport.
    Good idea: can connect your own smartphone or tray as a control part for infotainment instead of having to order expensive workparts.

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  4. I believe there is at least 50%, for which the car is just a thing for driving and not “experiencing”. (So great are our highways and parking.)

    Better to build something useful, z.B. an id.3 station wagon (also known as Shooting Brake) or an Octavia Electric.

    Or a modern successor to the up! with> 150kW charging power and a variant, which also allows a 300km trip.

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  5. AMS, Autobild, Reichel Car Design also had suggestions for the design of a future ID.1/.2. That was always approximated to a “shrunken ID.3 “So to speak, I would like to think so attractively.
    So I hope so. If I have not ordered elsewhere elsewhere in 2023, about the Astra-E, NewR5 O. DG.

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  6. Sorry, but I find this ‘studies’ always totally superfluous. Also VW will not dare again to build this car. Just do it, damn it ;-).

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  7. The design of the small Honda E (from 2020) will now be examined the second time: first at the Renault 5, now at the ID.Live – the Japanese seem to have probably done much right ..

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