The recent event in Madrid gave us the opportunity to see the full catalog of Volkswagen electric vehicles, ID. Family and also, let’s see for the first time which will be its smallest and most affordable battery model ID. A life that is still in its prototype state at this time.
The German firm’s journey into the world of electric vehicles began in 2017 and, with the support of a huge financial muscle, bore the first fruit in ID.3, which started two years ago. Then came ID.4 and ID.4 GTX, the latter acronyms equivalent to GTI. Thermal seasonFrom May, the range will be expanded with ID.5 and its sports version, which is logically called GTX.
An ID card is expected to arrive later. Buzz, A. Violator Electrical, which I have already told you about here, and ID card. Aero, which will be the flagship of this family of models, in addition to ID. Life, a battery-powered vehicle that was once properly adapted to mass production, will be manufactured in Spanish factories in Pamplona and Martorelli.
This whole strategy, one of the most ambitious in the automotive industry, has the VW Group MEB platform, which allows you to build the most diverse vehicles in a variety of configurations. The related investments, approved in December, are dizzying: € 18,000 million over the next three years alone, of which € 14,000 million will be allocated to electricity.
As for Spain, it is planned to provide 7000 million euros, which, on the one hand, aims to adapt the above-mentioned factories to produce an electric car based on the MEB platform in Martorell and Landaben. Small And, on the other hand, the creation of a Sagunto battery factory, which will initially employ 3,000 people and whose commencement of work on electric vehicles only awaits the final approval of Perte (Strategic Economic Recovery and Transformation Projects).
ID card. The Life, which is scheduled for 2025 and is to be sold for around 20,000 euros, has a 172 kW (234 hp) electric motor and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds, while its high-voltage battery has a power output of 57 .KW / h, allows you to reach a distance of approximately 400 km per WLTP test cycle. This was at least the configuration in which it was presented at the Munich Motor Show last year.
Volkswagen’s plans for the remaining years of the decade included in the Accelerate strategy can be summarized in four main pillars: electrification course; Autonomous management, constantly on the horizon; The product is essentially defined SoftwareAnd as a result of the latter, the development of new business models.
Autonomy up to 700 km
Improve the MEB platform, which is common to all IDs. For the model, it should include stages in the coming years, such as 700km of electric autonomy, more than 200kW of battery power, and excellent performance of models that include acceleration from 0 to 100km / h in about 5.5 seconds, even Without four-wheel drive versions.
As for evolution SoftwareHaving caused quite a bit of a headache for the Wolfsburg firm, ID.5 will be responsible for releasing version 3.0, which promises a noticeable improvement in data processing, updates. In the air (OTA) and information entertainment systems work.
In 2021, the Volkswagen brand supplied a total of 263,200 clean electric vehicles worldwide, an increase of 96.5% over the previous year in both the ID.3 and ID.4 ratings. Top 5 The best-selling battery models in Europe. The group, in turn, recorded 452,900 electrical sales throughout the year, improving 2020 results by another 96%.
The ambition of the German consortium is that by 2030 70% of its supply in Europe will correspond to 100% of electric vehicles, which requires not only the efforts of the manufacturers, but also the satisfactory development and support of the charger infrastructure. According to Laura Ross, CEO of the Spanish Volkswagen, in order to obtain fiscal and economic incentives for the electric car in general, in an act that led to Premiere ID Spanish. life.
Source: El Diario