Volkswagen is on a mission to make electric mobility accessible to everyone. The German carmaker has already launched several models under its ID. sub-brand, such as the ID. 3 hatchback, the Volkswagen ID. 4 SUV and the Volkswagen ID. 6 crossover. But its most ambitious project yet is the Volkswagen ID. 2all, a concept car that previews a production version to be launched in 2025.
The Volkswagen ID. 2all is a compact electric car that aims to combine affordability, practicality and innovation. It is expected to cost less than 25,000 euros, making it one of the cheapest electric cars on the market. But despite its low price, it will offer a range of up to 450 km, a spacious interior, and advanced technological features.
The Volkswagen ID. 2all is based on the MEB Entry platform, a new version of the modular electric architecture that underpins all ID. models. The MEB Entry platform is designed for smaller and cheaper electric cars, with a front-wheel drive layout and a single electric motor. The ID. 2all will have an output of 166 kW/226 PS, which should provide adequate performance for urban and suburban driving.
The design of the Volkswagen ID. 2all is also a departure from the current ID. models, as it showcases a new design language for Volkswagen. According to Andreas Mindt, the new Head of Volkswagen Design, the ID. 2all reflects three main pillars of the brand's design DNA: stability, likeability and excitement.
Stability means value stability, stability of form, reliability and recognisability. Likeability means creating an emotional connection with the customers through friendly and appealing shapes. Excitement means adding dynamics, operability and functionality to the design.
The Volkswagen ID. 2all embodies these three values through nine design elements, three for each value. For example, stability is expressed by the C-pillar design that evokes the tensioned string of a bow pointing in the direction of travel, a signature element of compact Volkswagen models since the first Golf. Likeability is expressed by the round headlights with LED rings that create a smiling face, as well as the two-tone paintwork that adds contrast and character. Excitement is expressed by the sharp creases and edges that give the car a dynamic and sporty look, as well as the large wheels and low roofline that enhance its proportions.
The interior of the Volkswagen ID. 2all is also designed to be simple, spacious and smart. The dashboard is minimalist and digital, with a large touchscreen infotainment system that can rotate according to the driver's preference. The steering wheel has touch-sensitive controls and a small display that shows essential information. The instrument cluster is replaced by a head-up display that projects relevant data onto the windshield.