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Volkswagen has been hinting at a truly affordable EV for years (the ID.3 was originally meant to be that model), but it’s finally ready to make that machine a reality.The company announced The ID.2all concept previews a mass-produced compact car priced under €25,000 (approximately $26,000). It should be considerably more affordable than the second-generation ID.3 (€39,995 in Germany), but it’s not as compromised as you might think.
ID.2all has been upgraded "MEB entry" A platform that promises more than you’d expect from an EV of this size. Front-wheel drive he should be powered by a 223HP motor, capable of sprinting to 62MPH in less than 7 seconds and boasting an estimated range of 280 miles. And it’s expected to take just 20 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%. There are obviously faster, longer-range EVs out there, but VW’s offering outperforms alternatives such as his Mini Cooper SE.
Also, like many EVs, the switch from combustion power significantly increases interior space. VW claims as much space as the Golf despite pricing closer to the Polo Supermini. The trunk he’s not big at 17 cubic feet, but the automaker claims it beats some larger cars. VW promises travel assist, an EV route planner and smart his lighting, so it might not compromise too much on the tech side either.
Product ID.2all should debut in Europe in 2025. Unfortunately, we don’t expect a North American release. Compact cars have given way to crossovers and his SUVs in the region for years, and VW’s American branch only sells the sportier Golf GTI and Golf R in its category. Like it or not, if you want a modestly sized VW EV this side of the Atlantic, you should probably make do with his ID.4.
Still, the ID.2all is an important car for both VW and the industry. It should play a key role in VW’s enhanced electrification strategy, with 10 of his new EVs to be launched by 2026, including the ID.7 sedan. This will also help the brand fend off competition from rival cars like the Renault Zoe (his €35,100 in his native France). And importantly, it’s part of a broader trend to create affordable EVs that don’t feel like a big compromise. Chevy’s Equinox EV is expected to cost him $30,000 when it arrives this fall, and Tesla is still clinging to his $25,000 model dream. Even if these cars cost more than their internal combustion counterparts, they should help EVs move into the mainstream.
This article was originally posted on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/vws-id2all-compact-ev-will-cost-under-%E2%82%AC25000-when-it-arrives-in-2025-194635295 It was published. html?src=rss