Volkswagen (VW) has advocated a new, affordable electric car that costs less than €25,000.
The ID. 2all concept car is a complete success story for electric mobility. Its price point makes it one of the most affordable electric cars that makes these vehicles accessible to all.
The production version will be based on the MEB Entry platform and is one of ten new electric models that Volkswagen will launch by 2026. The car contains many innovative technological features, including ravel Assist, IQ.LIGHT or Electric Vehicle Route Planner, and a new VW design language.
Opening up electric motoring to all
Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, stated: “We are transforming the company rapidly and fundamentally – with the clear objective of making Volkswagen a genuine Love Brand. The ID. 2all shows where we want to take the brand.”
He continued: “We want to be close to the customer and offer leading technology in combination with a fantastic design. We are implementing the rapid transformation to bring an affordable electric car to the masses.”
Volkswagen will present the production version of the ID. 2all for the European market in 2025. The goal is a starting price of less than €25,000.
“We are transferring the typical Volkswagen virtues to the new world of mobility: top quality and workmanship, special software, and digital services with genuine added value. The focus here is always on the needs and requirements of our customers,” said Imelda Labbé, Member of the Brand Board of Management responsible for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales.
The ID. 2all will be the first electric vehicle with front-wheel drive
This affordable electric car is based on the latest evolutionary stage of the modular electric drive (MEB) platform.
Kai Grünitz, a Brand Board of Management member responsible for Technical Development, explained: “The ID. 2all will be the first MEB vehicle with front-wheel drive. We are exploiting the great flexibility offered by this platform and will set new standards in terms of technology and everyday usability with the MEB Entry platform.”
With the enhanced MEB Entry platform, the ID. 2all is equipped with particularly efficient drive, battery and charging technology. It has a powerful electric drive motor with an output of 166 kW/226 PS and will have a calculated WLTP range of up to 450 kilometres.
Volkswagen is also again placing greater focus on the design of its affordable electric car. Andreas Mindt, Head of Design at Volkswagen Passenger Cars, said: “The ID. 2all gives a preview of the new design language of Volkswagen, which is based on the three pillars of stability, likeability, and enthusiasm.”
Encompassing a classic design with modern, updated features
An essential feature of this affordable electric car is the C-pillar design, developed for the first VW Golf. The ID. 2all is the first Volkswagen with a new interpretation of this signature. Other design features of the concept car include a body with a clear and decisive stance on the wheels, a friendly face, and a good portion of dynamics.
Moreover, the interior is characterised by a high-quality appearance, a self-explanatory infotainment system with classic volume control and a separate air conditioning block. The storage volume is a generous 490–1,330 litres, a value exceeding that of higher vehicle classes.
When will this affordable electric car become available to the public?
The production version of the ID. 2all is one of ten new electric models that will be launched by Volkswagen by 2026.
In addition to this, VW will introduce the new ID.3, the ID. Buzz with a long wheelbase, and the ID.7. this year, followed by a compact electric SUV in 2026.
Despite challenges in the industry, Volkswagen is working on manufacturing a further affordable electric car, with prices starting at under €20,000. This will give the car manufacturer the widest range of electric vehicles compared with its competitors, and the company is aiming to achieve an electric car share of 80% in Europe. Volkswagen Passenger Cars have previously based its calculations on a share of 70%.