The I.D Future

The next year will reveal everything we need to know about a new generation of innovative electric vehicles for Volkswagen. The I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D. CROZZ are the initial three models available from 2020, and within five years will a) be joined by a further 20 new models and b) reached sales of one million electric vehicles. A huge investment into the future of mobility expects to reach £5.4 billion for Volkswagen, to help ensure “The Golf of the future must once again be a people’s car”.

A fully electric car with full everyday utility that millions of people will be able to afford, but how?

The I.D. range will premiere the new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) from a new factory dedicated to building this fully electric platform. The first model will be the compact ID; this is to be produced from the end of 2019 at the Zwickau plant, which is currently being transformed into the highest-performance electric car factory in Europe. The scale of production is expected to be enormous. As part of its “Electric for All” campaign, the Volkswagen brand aims to sell 150,000 electric cars by the end of 2020. Cost reduction on MEB will come not just from volume production and scale of economy improving the cost of batteries (which account for 40% of an EV’s total cost), but by paring down costs throughout the vehicle. Costs in other areas of an MEB vehicle will be half that of the existing e-Golf.

Among other features, the models in the ID. family offer a long range, a spacious interior, dynamic driving behaviour and an entirely new level of digital connectivity.

Our all-new I.D. family paid a visit for the first time at the LA Auto Show and featured the I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D. CROZZ.