Volkswagen has been teasing an affordable electric vehicle (EV) for a while, and now it has finally unveiled the ID.2 all concept, which gives us a preview of a compact car that will be priced under €25,000 (around $26,000) when it hits the market. Unlike what you might expect from a car at this price point, the ID.2all is not compromised in terms of performance.
It is built on an upgraded “MEB Entry” platform that promises more power than you would expect from a vehicle of this size. The car is front-wheel drive and comes equipped with a 223HP motor that can take it from 0-62mph in less than seven seconds.
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It also has an estimated range of 280 miles on a single charge, which is impressive for a car at this price point. The ID.2 all will take just 20 minutes to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent. Although there are EVs with longer ranges and faster charging times available, VW’s offering is more capable than alternatives like the Mini Cooper SE.
Volkswagen’s upcoming ID.2all electric vehicle promises to offer a spacious interior similar to the Golf, but at a price closer to the smaller Polo. With an estimated debut in Europe by 2025, the ID.2all is expected to feature Travel Assist, an EV route planner, and smart lighting.
However, it may not be released in North America due to the decline in demand for compact cars in favor of crossovers and SUVs. Nevertheless, the ID.2all is a crucial part of Volkswagen’s plan to launch ten new EVs by 2026, including the ID.7 sedan, and to compete against rivals such as the Renault Zoe.
Lower-priced EVs, such as the Chevy Equinox EV and Tesla’s anticipated $25,000 model, are expected to help transition EVs into the mainstream market, despite potentially being more expensive than their combustion engine counterparts.