As you might know, if you want an entry-level all-electric people’s car, Volkswagen is gonna sell you the e-up!, the A-segment city car which currently starts at €29,995 in Germany (including VAT). Next up is the ID.3 which currently starts at €43,995 (including VAT). But understandably, the e-up! is a bit too small for some, while the ID.3 is not all that affordable for many. Which is probably why Volkswagen is planning to introduce the ID. 2all—which the company hopes to offer at a base price of less than €25,000. Which also might suggest that this upcoming new car is gonna replace the e-up!
The ID. 2all is being showcased in a concept form here, but it looks as though it is not too far away from entering production. The design language is similar to those of the current ID. models, and except for the headlights, taillights and maybe wheel design, the production version is not gonna look all that different—which is, of course, a good thing. It’s a chic design and I’m pretty sure it’ll outsell its bigger ID. siblings.
For anyone interested to know the dimensions, the ID. 2all concept measures 4,050 mm long, 1,812 mm wide and 1,530 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Those numbers tell us that it is larger than the e-up! but smaller than the ID.3, which is probably what a lot of people want. But interestingly, the ID. 2all concept is slightly wider than the ID.3, for cabin space benefits I guess.
It appears that the ID. 2all is gonna offer space for all and their bits & bobs. There’s no shortage of storage spaces; there’s even one underneath the rear seats. The luggage space is claimed to be 490 litres when all the seats are up, and if you fold the rear seat backrest, you can access up to 1,330 litres, apparently.
The minimalistic dashboard houses a display for the driver (10.9-inch) and another display (12.9-inch) in the middle; both look as though they’ve been casually placed over there. You can also notice the ID.-typical play-pause pedals. And of course, a 3-spoke flat-bottom steering adds the necessary sporty touch. There’ll also be USB-C ports in addition to a 230-volt socket.
Volkswagen didn’t talk about the safety features, but you know, all the usual passive and active systems are gonna be there. VW suggested that the latest version of Travel Assist (semi-automated driving on certain roads) will also be on offer.
The yet-to-be-named production model is gonna be based on the MEB Entry platform. The motor is at the front as you can probably tell from this rendering here. It’s gonna offer a power output of 166 kW or 226 metric hp and a yet-to-be-disclosed amount of torque. The floor-mounted battery pack capacity is also yet-to-be-disclosed, but VW estimates a WLTP range of up to 450 km (280 miles). For anyone cares to know, the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time is claimed to be less than 7 seconds, and the top speed is claimed to be 160 km/h (99 mph).