January 16, 2022

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Volkswagen is working on an electric car for 20 thousand euros. It is due to arrive in 2025 and this is what it should look like

Electrical Model Series ID of Volkswagen It is expanding and will continue to do so in the coming years. Moreover, the German automaker is not hiding from an ambitious plan, in which it wants to launch an electric car at a price of 2025 euros in 2025. A new study suggests what this electric car will look like identity and life. They showed it at the Munich Motor Show.

The design of ID.Life studio is very simple and clean. According to the automaker itself, designers have abandoned additional accessories or plastic ones. The horizontal division between the hull pontoon, the glass surfaces of the cabin and the roof also contribute to the minimalist appearance. It is interesting that the part of the ceiling made of textiles with air chambers is removable.

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Graphics of Matrix-LED headlights and a large illuminated logo of the brand are located not only at the front, but also at the rear. The crossover has a body size of 4.09 x 1.85 x 1.60 m, a ground clearance of 19 mm, and allows driving even on paved roads. The wheelbase for the Study is 2.65 meters, which together with the flat floor of the cabin without a central tunnel contributes to the spacious interior – the rear luggage compartment is 225 liters, under the floor another 108 liters, while the front end is an additional 68 liters.

The sustainable nature of ID.Life is particularly reflected in the choice of materials, including the graphic. In clear body paint, they use sawdust of blue color as a natural pigment. The fabric with the air compartments used for the roof and the front trunk lid is made from recycled PET bottles. Inside, there is wood on the edge of the instrument panel, while the seats and door panels are also painted with microfiber from recycled PET bottles and T-shirts.

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The streamlined dashboard includes a game console or video projector – the screen is a 34-inch diagonal projection screen that slides out of the dashboard. The front seats also use a large width of space. 2 meter long bed.

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The ID.Life study was built on a new version of the Volkswagen Group’s modular MEB platform, adapted specifically for small cars – and for the first time, a MEB-based vehicle was equipped with front-wheel drive. Unlike previous models in the ID series with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, the rear axle features a space-saving design with a torsion bar.

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The electric motor with a power of 172 kW / 234 hp and a maximum torque of 290 Nm can guarantee acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds, and the maximum speed is limited to 180 km / h. According to the WLTP measurement methodology, a high-voltage rechargeable battery with a capacity of 57 kWh allows a range of approximately 400 km.

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