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News Small Entry-Level Volkswagen EV is Underway for 2025

Small Entry-Level Volkswagen EV is Underway for 2025

Volkswagen teased pictures of three new small affordable EVs that will arrive in the next few years

  • This new small EV will be sold by Volkswagen, Skoda, and Cupra.

  • VW introduced the ID. Life last September, but it’s been since revisited.

The EV race is taking many forms globally. The first-to-market run is over and soon we will witness the introduction of the first mass-produced truly affordable EV from a mainstream automaker. While none of these are expected in North America, European markets will soon get their pick from a number of Volkswagen brands.

Volkswagen ID. Life Concept Will Not be Produced

Last September, Volkswagen introduced the ID. Life concept as an entry-level EV for the masses. The small boxy EV was to be priced between 20,000-25,000 euros and while that remains the goal, the Life’s design has been revised.

In a series of Tweets last week, Volkswagen shared images of three new small EVs including the one seen above. The more conventional and modern hatchback style was created to please younger buyers.

VW Group CEO Herbert Diess has said, according to Automotive News Europe, that the development of the small new EV is well underway. The vehicles will be roughly Polo-sized (4 meters in length) and despite being less profitable than larger EVs, the time to prepare a relatively inexpensive vehicle is now.

Volkswagen’s version is expected to launch as the ID.2 and become available for 2025. To us, this leaves room for a future ID.1, aka, the rebirth of the Beetle…

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