We said to be patient with our news posts didn’t we (bloody coronavirus)! A few weeks back, Volkswagen revealed its ID.4, it’s first all-electric and compact SUV prototype. This is the second ID. after the ID.3 and will be launched in Europe in 2020.
Similar to the ID.3, the Volkswagen revealed ID.4 near production prototype will use VW’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB). For those that do not know, the ID stands for Intelligent Design, Identity and Visionary Technologies.
Plenty of room within the Open Space. The ID.4’s aerodynamically refined vehicle exterior perfectly sets the stage for the MEB’s revolutionary architecture: the vehicle’s front end is short, the wheelbase long, giving superlative space on the inside.
A host of modular drive components is available for the ID.4 – initially with rear-wheel drive, later also as a powerful, electric all-wheel drive variant. The high-voltage battery is always installed under the passenger cell to guarantee the vehicle’s low center of gravity and a well-balanced axle load distribution. The battery can be charged with AC and DC and three-phase current as standard. Ranges of up to 500 kilometers are possible depending on the drive package.
Simple operation. The cockpit of the ID.4 has been clearly structured and it is almost completely controlled by touch functions or intelligent Natural Voice control. Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV offers high levels of safety technologies and full connectivity.
The ID.4 is the world’s first climate-neutral, compact SUV. The vehicle, which is produced at the Zwickau plant, is carbon-neutral along the entire value chain. Volkswagen’s comprehensive charging offering also makes it possible for customers to recharge the ID.4 with renewable energy.
Fast charging with We Charge gives Volkswagen customers in future will also be able to use the Ionity quick-charging network at favorable rates.
Will this make it to the Middle East? We don’t think so, so VW please prove us wrong.