World premiere of the Volkswagen ID.2all study. A small electric car for 25,000 euros!

von Nico Hübner an Mar 16, 2023

Weltpremiere der Studie Volkswagen ID.2all. Ein Elektro-Kleinwagen für 25.000 Euro!

As announced by Volkswagen, the study of the future Volkswagen small car ID.2all was presented yesterday on March 15, 2023, giving an up-to-date preview of a small car for under 25,000 euros. The model is with 4050 millimeters in length, 1812 millimeters in width and 1530 millimeters in height in the compact car segment. The ID. 2all is said to have front-wheel drive, a range of up to 450 kilometers, modern technology features such as Travel Assist, IQ.Light or e-route planner and a new Volkswagen design language. The production version is to be based on the so-called MEB Entry platform.

"We are transforming the company quickly and fundamentally - with a clear goal: to make Volkswagen a true Love Brand. The ID. 2all shows where we want to go with the brand overall: close to the customer, top technology and with great design. We are accelerating the transformation to bring e-mobility to the masses," said Thomas Schäfer, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, at yesterday's presentation in Hamburg.

Unfortunately, the model presented is a near-production study. The production version of the ID. 2all is to be presented by Volkswagen in 2025 for the European market. The "target" is an entry-level price of less than 25,000 euros. Sales chief Imelda Labbé: "We are transferring the typical VW virtues into the new world of mobility: top quality and workmanship, convincing software and digital services with genuine added value. Always in focus: the needs and requirements of our customers."

The ID.2all is being developed on the basis of the latest evolutionary stage of the modular e-drive system (MEB). "The ID. 2all will be the first MEB vehicle with front-wheel drive," explains Kai Grünitz, brand board member for technical development. "We are taking advantage of the high flexibility of our e-drive modular system and will set new standards in terms of technology and everyday usability with the so-called MEB Entry."

With the enhanced MEB Entry platform, he said, a particularly efficient drive, battery and charging technology is making its way into the ID. 2all. It reportedly has a 166 kW/226 hp e-machine and will have a calculated WLTP range of up to 450 kilometers.

Volkswagen is also putting a renewed focus on design. Andreas Mindt, the brand's head of design, says: "The ID. 2all gives a preview of VW's new design language, which is based on the three cornerstones of stability, sympathy and enthusiasm." One element of this new design language is the C-pillar design developed for the first Golf. The ID. 2all is the first Volkswagen with a reinterpretation of this signature. According to VW, other design features of the study include "a body that stands clearly and powerfully on its wheels, a sympathetic face, a clear dash of dynamism and a timeless elegance." The interior also relies on a clear design and is characterized by a high quality feel, a self-explanatory infotainment system including classic volume control and a separate climate control panel, it says. The stowage capacity of 490 to 1330 liters is generous, surpassing vehicles from higher classes.

If you listen between the lines, you will find out that Volkswagen is still working on the ID.1, which is believed to be dead. In the future, this could be located in the subcompact segment and replace the popular Volkswagen E-Up. If Volkswagen sticks to the price of 25,000 euros for the ID.2all, an ID.1 could be announced for under 20,000 euros.