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.
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.
Sneak peek!🤩These are the first sketches of our smaller e-models from #Skoda, #Cupra & #VW, which will be built in #Spain from 2025. These entry level electric vehicles make the access to #eMobility easier & push the country’s future of mobility – for generations to come. pic.twitter.com/LX49mJPYB5
— Volkswagen Group (@VWGroup) May 5, 2022
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…