Check Out The Volkswagen ID.2all!

It’s a concept EV that will gain its European production avatar in 2025.

Volkswagen reminds us that by 2026, its portfolio will have ten electric models. The story started with ID.3, and the following models were for the segments above – ID.4, ID.5, etc. But what about the lower end, where most of the volume sales will come from? Well, the model that’ll fill that void partially has now been unveiled, albeit in a concept form. Enter the Volkswagen ID.2all!

Of course, we can’t take too much away from a pretend model. What we can do, however, is understand Volkswagen’s intentions for the electric age. And unsurprisingly, we must look past the pretty exterior to reach the core. So, why not build from there?

The Volkswagen ID.2all has, what Volkswagen calls, the MEB Entry Platform. In simple words, the electric-only architecture has been designed in a way that it has no excess. That keeps the costs in check. Also, the ID.2all is the first MEB vehicle that is front-wheel-drive. The propulsion comes from a 226hp electric motor, delivering a 0-100kmph sprint time of under 7 seconds and a top speed of 160kmph. The WLTP range will be up to 450km, and one could charge the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in about 20 minutes.

Backed by clever packaging, the ID.2all is as spacious as a Volkswagen Golf but pocket-friendly as a Polo. Take the boot space, for example. It’ll range between 490 and 1,330 litres. That’s more than what one gets from vehicles in the segments above. And although the dashboard design is minimalistic, with two large displays dominating the view, Volkswagen has kept some analogue controls in the mix. As for the exterior, it showcases the brand’s new design language for battery-powered vehicles.

Volkswagen says the ID.2all will gain its production avatar for Europe in 2025. The market introduction is also planned for the same year. Target starting price? Less than 25,000 euros, slotting it below the ID.3 in the EV lineup.

The German automaker is also working on an EV starting at under 20,000 euros. However, we’ll have to wait for a while. In 2023, the new ID.3 will go on sale, followed by the long wheelbase ID. Buzz and the ID.7. In 2026, we’ll see the introduction of a compact electric SUV. All that effort will push Volkswagen to its revised and ambitious goal – to have an electric car share of 80 per cent (up from 70 per cent) in Europe.

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