The Volkswagen ID.3 guarantees to usher in a brand new period of mainstream electrical autos, however it should ultimately be adopted by a extra inexpensive hatchback.
Car Magazine says the corporate is engaged on an electrical metropolis automobile generally known as the ID.1 and codenamed the “e-Zzity.”
Designed to the change the e-Up!, the ID.1 shall be a small five-door hatchback that reportedly options styling harking back to the ID.3. It might additionally spawn a handful of derivatives together with an ID.1 Crozz crossover and an e-Roomzz van.
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Just like the ID.3, the mannequin will experience on the MEB platform. Nevertheless, the structure will reportedly be “decontented” to maintain prices down.
That isn’t the one value saving measure because the ID.1 will reportedly have small batteries with capacities of 24 kWh and 36 kWh. With the latter, the mannequin might have a variety of round 185 miles (298 km). That isn’t very far, however vary isn’t usually a robust swimsuit for small electrical vehicles just like the Honda E and MINI Cooper Electrical.
The ID.1 will reportedly be previewed by an idea in 2023 and go into manufacturing two years later. Volkswagen model boss, Ralf Brandstätter, wouldn’t go into specifics, however he instructed the publication “We’re engaged on a BEV [battery electric vehicle] beneath €20,000 ($23,191 / £18,205) – we are able to shrink the MEB structure with much less content material to get the associated fee down.”
The report additionally says we are able to anticipate an ID.2 sooner or later. It can reportedly goal the Renault Zoe and Peugeot e-208, however little is thought about it at this level.
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