Volkswagen’s electric car family ushered in a new member. At the Munich Motor Show, the factory officially announced a new ID.Life Concept crossover RV. This model aimed at urban users uses the same MEB platform and battery as ID.3. According to Volkswagen’s current plan, it is expected to be the first to be put into production in Europe in 2025. ID.Life uses a 231-horsepower motor and a 57kWh battery, and its endurance is about 400 kilometers under the WLTP standard.
In order to demonstrate the concept of environmental protection, ID.Life uses a varnish made of wood chips as the raw material for the coloring agent. At the same time, materials made from recycled beverage bottles, natural rubber, bio-oil, rice bran, etc. are used in many places in the car. Thanks to the MEB design, the front and rear seats can be placed flat to meet the needs of lying down or placing objects. In the middle of the hexagonal steering wheel is a digital screen, the central control position can be inserted into the mobile phone, used for navigation, control music and other operations. In addition, ID.Life also comes with game consoles and projectors. The projection screen is usually hidden in front of the dashboard and can be stretched out and fixed when used.
Of course, many of the designs on the concept car may not eventually appear on the mass-produced car in 2025, and the current starting price set by Volkswagen for ID.Life is about 20,000 euros. They expect that by 2030, the share of their pure electric vehicles in all European vehicles sold by the brand will rise to “at least 70%”, while the proportion in the United States will be 50%.