During a recent online conference for investors, Volkswagen has released new details of its ambitious electrification strategy. One of the most interesting points is the confirmation of the launch of the ID.1 and ID.2, its two long-awaited cheap electric cars, for the year 2025.
Initially, ID.1 was expected to see the light of day in 2023 and ID.2 in 2024; However, it seems that finally, its commercialization has been temporarily delayed. Something that in all probability will also affect its hypothetical brothers’ SEAT and Skoda, together with which the ID.1 and ID.2 will form the “MEB Entry Family.”
The decision to upgrade these models could be due to several reasons: on the one hand, the possible difficulties in adapting the MEB modular platform to cars as small as those in segment A; and on the other, by belonging to a higher category, its price will be closer to that of its brothers equipped with combustion engines.
The “MEB Entry Family” will make use of the MEB Entry platform, a simplified and smaller version of the current MEB present in ID.3 and ID.4. This strategy is similar to that used by Volkswagen with the MQB A0 of the Polo and T-Cross, a cheaper variant of the MQB of the Golf, T-Roc, and Tiguan focused on B-segment cars.
The Volkswagen ID.1 is expected to be a utility equivalent to the Polo, with a somewhat shorter length but greater interior space. The ID.2 will be its derivative SUV, and it will match the T-Cross within the company’s lineup. In both cases, the target price will be less than 25,000 dollars.