Volkswagen has unveiled the Volkswagen ID.Life concept car at the IAA Munich Motor Show. It’s about a Affordable and compact electric car, designed to travel daily in the city.
The prototype is a first look at the definitive production model that will arrive for 20,000 euros in 2025, possibly under another name. “It is our vision for the next generation of fully electric urban mobility,” said Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstätter.
The futuristic and youthful lines stand out almost as much as its aggressive pricing. The design language of the Volkswagen ID.Life has no similarities with the ID.3 and ID.4, which the German firm offers in different parts of the world. Instead, this prototype looks similar to the Honda e.
In this urban crossover ecological materials stand out. For example, the removable roof and hood are made from recycled PET bottles. The bodywork, for its pate, sports a layer of wood chips as a natural colorant and a biological hardener.
Clearly, this is not the only nature “friendly” aspect of the Volkswagen ID.Life. Its zero-emission powertrain is part of the Accelerate strategy with which Volkswagen seeks to have 70% of the cars it sells in Europe be fully electric by 2030.
Volkswagen ID.Life: engine, battery and autonomy
Regarding the motorization, it has a 172 kW (234 hp) electric motor power. In this way, the Volkswagen ID. Life will be able to go from ceo to 100 km / h in just 6.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 km / h.
The battery of the Volkswagen ID.Life will be 57 kWh, an option already known within the other IDs offered by the company, and will offer a range of 400 kilometers according to the WLTP consumption homologation cycle.
As mentioned at the beginning, entertainment will be one of the pillars of this new car. The Volkswagen ID.Life can be converted into a movie theater, allowing you to show movies or play video games.
To maximize the passenger experience, certainly with the car stopped, the seatbacks of the Volkswagen ID.Life can be folded down. In addition, they can also be converted into a bed to relax immediately.
Inside, the buttons are conspicuous by their absence. The steering wheel will have a touch screen from which you can control some of the driving, entertainment and comfort functions of the car.
The truth is that possibly many of the aforementioned characteristics do not reach the series model. However, it is a good way to see how the Volkswagen ID.Life is part of the company’s plans in its commitment to electricity.