VW names price and date for cheap electric car

An economical electric car from an established manufacturer: Volkswagen wants to make this dream come true. The Volks-E-Auto ID.Life is expected to be available by 2025 and cost between 20,000 and 25,000 euros. The platform is in collaboration with Seat.

VW: Economy electric car ID. Life until 2025

Ralf Brandstätter, head of the Volkswagen brand, has confirmed that he intends to bring a real Volksstromer to market by 2025. While he’s still holding onto some details, the price range is already set. For the compact electric car in Germany between 20,000 and 25,000 euros attack. Electromobility must be made “accessible to even more people” (source: LinkedIn).

The Volksstromer is said to be based on the existing ID.Life concept, which Volkswagen first unveiled at the IAA 2021 as a “close to production studio”. However, “ID.2” is exchanged as the model name, in line with the previous VW nomenclature.

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For production, VW relies on one Collaboration with Seat. Volkswagen AG’s Spanish brand is already targeting smaller electric cars with VW’s MEB platform, and the group has also announced massive investments in Spain. A current sketch already shows that VW’s Volksstromer will differ somewhat from the ID.Life concept on the outside:

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VW talks about it “distinctive design” and an inner tube fabric made from recycled PET bottles to reduce the weight of the electric car. A 57 kWh battery can be expected, which should have a range of up to 400km according to the WLTP standard.

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The manufacturer talks a lot about the choice of materials Sustainability and renewable raw materials. The interior is meant to feel “like a second living room” with FSC-certified wood and recycled materials. For the tires, VW wants to use a blend of natural rubber and rice husks. But before the smallest electric car in the VW range is ready, next is the electric Bulli ID.Buzz.

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