Volkswagen model’s social media channels are teasing a livestream occasion that can happen on March 15, throughout which the automaker will preview a brand new electrical mannequin.
Scheduled for March 15 at 6:20 pm CET (12:20 pm EST), the livestream will probably be obtainable on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter, with Volkswagen beginning the hashtag #VWforthepeople so that folks can get updates on the occasion.
The message conveyed by the hashtag suggests Volkswagen is able to unveil an reasonably priced automobile, probably compact in dimension. The one automobiles that match each traits are the long run entry-level electrical vehicles confirmed by CEO Thomas Schaefer in October 2022. A hatchback and a crossover, the fashions are rumored to get the ID.1 and ID.2 names, respectively.
In a submit on LinkedIn, Volkswagen Passenger Automobiles provided extra particulars concerning the occasion, noting that CEO Thomas Schaefer, design boss Andreas Mindt and different execs will “present you particularly how we’ll be positioning Volkswagen for the years forward.” The following phrase was essentially the most suggestive.
“We’ll be presenting a automobile that not solely offers a particular preview of a brand new electrical mannequin from the Volkswagen model but in addition introduces the brand new design language for our future fashions.”
Scheduled to go on sale in 2025 at a base worth beneath $26,500 (25,000 euros), considered one of Volkswagen’s city electrical vehicles – probably the hatch – is rumored to get the ID. Golf badge. The title was alluded to by Volkswagen model CEO Thomas Schaefer in an interview with Autocar in October 2022.
The British outlet now stories that unnamed sources have confirmed the Volkswagen ID.2 would be the first mannequin to make use of the MEB+ platform, an up to date model of at this time’s MEB structure. MEB+ will reportedly convey new LFP (lithium iron phosphate) prismatic battery cells and charging speeds of as much as 200 kW, amongst different developments.
The idea automobile set to debut subsequent week would be the second one to anticipate the model’s future small EV after the ID. Life examine unveiled in September 2021. The design of the ID. Life was not acquired nicely in Wolfsburg, and rumor has it VW model’s former design boss Jozef Kaban was requested to remodel the idea’s styling; earlier this 12 months, he was changed by Andreas Mindt.
In Could 2022, the automaker launched a teaser picture of its entry-level EV (the opening photograph of this text), and it regarded nothing just like the ID. Life, exhibiting a high-riding car with comparable styling cues to the ID.3. What we’re going to see on March 15 is probably going a growth of that preliminary sketch.