Volkswagen ID LIFE Small Electric Car – Pricing and Range Details
volkswagen has now revealed that it is developing an electric vehicle for the Indian market. It could be based on the ID. “We are transforming the Volkswagen brand by electrifying the lineup,” said Klaus Zellmer, board member for sales, marketing and aftersales at Volkswagen. We cannot build the electrification platform while extending the complexity of the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) variants.
“We have to reduce that in order to invest in a battery electric vehicle without increasing the cost (BEV). Then in the second half of this decade we will offer something in India.
Manufacturers must constantly improve their internal combustion engines as more stringent emission standards come into effect. They must develop new technologies and methods to reduce the amount of air pollution and noise pollution emitted by internal combustion engines.
Klaus thinks investing in battery technology rather than internal combustion engines makes more sense, as electric vehicles are the future.
Volkswagen comes with ID Life Concept
As for the ID Life Concept, it runs on a revised version of the MEB platform. Cupra and Ceat already use the MEB platform. The concept’s wheelbase is shorter than that of the standard MEB platform.
It has a wheelbase of around 2.65 meters, which is comparable to the wheelbases of Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. It was created as a small crossover for city use.
Battery and range
Because it is aimed at people who will use it for daily trips around town, the engine is mounted in the front, making it a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
The engine has a maximum output of 231 hp and should hit a ton in less than seven seconds, according to Volkswagen. The 57 kWh battery should have a range of around 400 km.
|Interval||up to 400km|
|Acceleration||0 to 100 km in 6.9 seconds|
Volkswagen ID LIFE Interior
Volkswagen has reduced the interior to a bare minimum. A yellow steering wheel with touch buttons is present. On the dashboard there is a digital instrument cluster and a cell phone holder. The concept makes extensive use of recyclable materials. Even the fabrics used on the seats are made from recycled materials.
Volkswagen id Life Price in India
The German manufacturer hopes to keep the production version of the ID. Life Concept costs less than €20,000, which translates to Rs. 17.3 lakhs in India. They hope to have the production version ready by 2025.
So, if they decide to manufacture it in India, we can expect the production version of the crossover to be more expensive than the Tata Nexon EV. If they bring it as CKD or CBU, the prices will compete with the MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona EV.
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