The Volkswagen ID. 2all Concept Previews a Sub-$27,000 EV
Volkswagen's name literally means 'people's car.' You knew that, how could you not? It's been repeated since the company began, forced down your throats and projected into your brains since birth. Thing is, the changeover to EVs has been anything but accessible to most of the world.
There are limited options when it comes to EVs under $30,000. So limited, in fact, that in the U.S. the Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV are the only two that are currently on sale. This VW concept, the ID. 2all, could be one of them in the years to come. Currently VW has only said that the production version will debut in 2025, with European sales beginning in 2026, but it seems likely that this could make it to the U.S. in the future as well, perhaps as a replacement for the Golf.
Based on the new MEB Entry platform, this will be a front-wheel-drive EV with about 222 hp and a predicted range–on the European cycle–of 280 miles. Good figures for a car that, at current exchange rates, would cost less than $27,000.
It does look great, a lot like a retro-futuristic Golf, with some cool interior packaging and the useful hatchback shape that we love. There are also some neat details, like the play and pause logos on the gas and brake pedals, respectively.
If this one seems to rich for your blood, there might be an even cheaper model coming. Autocar reports that a VW Polo-sized ID. 1 is also coming, with a price that'd be less than $21,000. That car likely wouldn't come to the U.S., since we tend to have an aversion to small B-segment hatchbacks. If we liked them, we'd already have the Polo and, more importantly, we'd also probably have the GR Yaris. But I digress.
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