Volkswagen ID: Here is the first electric new generation
Volkswagen presented at the Paris Motor Show its new visionary power under the guiding principle ‘Think New!’ (Think New!): The ID. Regarded as focal point that defines the new look of the brand, the ID will enter production in 2020, representing the beginning of a new generation of electric vehicles.
“By 2020, we will begin to introduce a whole family of electric vehicles in the market. All models will be based on a new vehicle architecture. It will be a new and special was exclusively designed for fully electric vehicles. Not for combustion or plug hybrid vehicles engines . -in the ID represents this new era of electric vehicles – a new era of the automotive industry: electric, connected and autonomous driving,” said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of Volkswagen’s management.
The new ID will be the first Volkswagen to be released in the market based on the newly developed Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB), positioning itself as the compact electric with that Volkswagen plans to expand its range of large production models in parallel with best -sellers as the Polo, Golf, Tiguan and Passat.
The ID will be powered by an electric motor with an output of 170 hp (125 kW), offering a range of about 600 kilometers and a price-level Golf today with similar power.
A little shorter than a Golf, ID offers the spaciousness of a Passat – possible through the new drive architecture concept with an electric motor on the rear axle and a high voltage battery in the vehicle floor, allowing more space and flexibility.
At the same time, the ID’s been a bridge for the year 2025 as it is the first concept car Volkswagen will be completely independent in the ‘ID Pilot’ – simply pressing the VW logo on the steering wheel to activate this mode .
Instead of the conventional key, the ID will use a smartphone as “digital key” to open the car and allow the vehicle to start the motion. An idea based in the near future, where all the users of a Volkswagen will have their own “Volkswagen ID”. This ID is an individual profile – stored in Volkswagen Automotive Cloud – which contains information such as customized seat settings and climate control, favorite radio stations, sound system settings, personal and professional contacts and navigation system configuration.
The ID is the ambassador of the new strategy of Volkswagen products, based on four areas of innovation: Sustainability Smart (development of innovative models of electric cars to large-scale production); Equipment (vehicles even safer and more comfortable, sustained in automatic driving technology); Intuitive use (intuitive operability with new displays and innovative control concepts) and Connected Community (in the future, Volkswagen will connect humans, cars and the environment through an identity Volkswagen models users).