One thing to expect: Electric cars have increased in popularity exponentially over the past decade, but they are still far from the new norm due to their price tag. There is a huge shortage of basic electric vehicles in the market, but by 2025, Volkswagen plans to replace them with its new vehicle, ID.Life.
Volkswagen announced ID.Life during the IAA Mobility 2021 International Auto Show in Munich, where the company also revealed a self-driving car in collaboration with Argo AI.
In terms of looks and specifications, the new VW ID Concept is similar to the ID.3 crossover, but less aesthetically pleasing. In addition, stability has also been taken into account by using recyclable materials both inside and outside the vehicle. Seat surfaces and door edges use ArtVelours Eco trim, and the dashboard and rear seats are made mostly of wood, creating a stylish yet simple and fun interior. The removable roof and hood combined with a 'fabric air chamber' made from recycled bottles reduce the vehicle's overall weight and give it an 'outside feel'. Clear body paint uses a biological hardener and surrounds wood chips and acts as a "natural coloring agent". Even tires are made from eco-friendly materials such as bio-oils, natural tires and rice husks.
“In creating a LIFE ID, we constantly focus on the needs of young customers. We believe that even more than today, the machine of the future will be centered around lifestyle and personal expression. Tomorrow’s customer does not simply want “A to B.” They would be more interested in the experiences the car could offer, said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of Volkswagen. ID. LIFE is our answer to that. Vp The future VW compact crossover is scheduled to be launched in 2025 for about 20,000 euros ($23,738). By 2030, Volkswagen expects to increase its share of electric vehicles in total sales to 70% in the European market and 50% in the United States and China.
New Volkswagen ID will take LIFE EV to entry level in 2025