she added Volkswagen is another piece to its electric vehicle lineup with the launch of the ID.Life concept, a front-wheel drive electric vehicle aimed at urban dwellers, the company announced at the IAA MOBILITY 2021 International Motor Show in Munich.
The company is accelerating the shift to electric mobility through its strategy, making sustainable mobility available to more people by 2025, a full two years earlier than originally planned.
The compact crossover shares the MEB platform and battery with ID.3, and the company plans to launch it in Europe by 2025.
ID.Life is powered by a 231 hp engine and 57.0 kW battery pack, much larger than the 35 kW battery in the Honda E city car.
The car has a range of up to 400 km on a single charge, and like other electric vehicles at the Munich show, the ID.Life concept aims to show how Volkswagen can make more sustainable cars.
Wood chips are used as a natural coloring agent in the clear coat coating, while the interior roof fabric is made from 100 percent recycled PET bottles.
Other materials include wood in the dashboard and ArtVelours Eco seats, along with natural rubber, bio-oil and rice husks in the tires.
Utilizing the MEB platform, the interior can be changed by folding the front or rear seats.
This offers a range of different possibilities. From cinema seats to a bed that is about two meters long, the company says.
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The interior has been stripped back, with a digital display inserted into the hexagonal steering wheel instead of the traditional touchscreen.
Your smartphone can also be connected and used to power navigation systems, audio, and more. It also has a video game console and projector with a display that extends from the dashboard when needed.
Some or all of these eclectic concept features may come to the production vehicle. which is scheduled to reach Europe by 2025.
Volkswagen suggested that its price starts at about 23,700 dollars. With its family of electric cars, the company aims to increase its share of electric sales in Europe to 70 percent by 2030.
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