March 28, 2023

Volkswagen ID.2ALL will cost less than €25,000 and arrive in 2025. But there’s more – Observer

The German manufacturer born in 1937 to move Germany with the Beetle, eager for a simple, cheap and robust vehicle, surprised the world again in 1974, with an even more popular and equally affordable model, the Volkswagen Golf. Now get ready to repeat the operation with ID.2ALL (read identity to all), the ‘ID for all’, which aims to be one of the most affordable battery vehicles on the market and the most interesting if we consider what it offers in return for the less than 25,000 euros it will require in investment.

The most revealed model it looks like a battery operated Polo, designed on a specific platform for this vehicle class. And although it was presented in March 2023, the reality is that the final version of ID.2ALL will only see the light of day in 2025. in Spain and built with subsidies from the Spanish government, be ready, in the hope that in these two remaining years batteries will evolve enough to start offering higher energy density, which allows them to guarantee more autonomy and less price.

Interestingly, we were most surprised by the aesthetics, too classic and not too bold for an electric vehicle in the ID range, announced as the brand’s new styling language.

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When ID.2ALL hits the market he will not be alonesince Cupra, Skoda and, most likely, Seat will also start to market their battery-powered SUVs, the only one that is already known is the Cupra UrbanRebel, which we have already presented here.


If ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5 use the German group’s MEB platform, which will soon be replaced by MEB+, seeking greater efficiency and connectivity, ID.2ALL uses a simplified version of MEBoften referred to as MEB0, but eventually named MEB Entry, electrical area entry point. The main engine goes from the rear (in all IDs so far) to the front, which allows for a simpler rear suspension (probably semi-rigid, like the Polo or Golf) to be installed, so it’s cheaper and lighter, and take up less space in the cabin and trunk.

Spacious like a golf for the price of a polo

Volkswagen defines the new ID.2ALL as a vehicle with the price of a Polo (and the dimensions), but with the interior space of a Golf, in an effort to convey a certain idea of ​​what can be expected from the new mini tram, both externally and internally. The MEB Entry made it possible to cut a 17 cm slice in the area between the platform axes, which explains the vast majority of 21 centimeters separating the new ID.2ALL (4,050 meters long) from the ID.3 (4,261 m), placing the mini-tram on par with the Polo (4,074 m). At the same time, the wheelbase of the ID.2ALL has been set at 2,600m, which puts it above the Polo (2,552m) and in line with the Golf (2,620m), with the wheelbase determining the legroom of the seated person back.

The MEB Entry met the intended reduction in length, but it did not allow large changes in width to be madewith the new tram benefiting from 1,812m, similar to the ID.3 (1,809m) and Golf (1,790m) and significantly wider than the Polo (1,751m). This means that the ID.2ALL not only matches the Golf in cabin length, but can also surpass it in width. And in the luggage compartment, since the mini-tram promises 490 liters of luggage, which can be increased to 1330 by folding the rear seat, while the Polo is at 351/1125 liters and the Golf at 380/1270 liters. Even the trunk of the ID.3 does not exceed 385/1267 liters.

Imagine a Polo, only electric and with 226 hp

Volkswagen has not ventured too far into revealing the engine specifications, consumption, range and battery capacity of the new electric model, choosing only to whet the appetite. So, assuming there will be different power levels, mainly because the MEB Entry allows one engine to be mounted at the front, but also one engine per axle on the more powerful versions, the German marque revealed that the ID.2ALL will have up to 226 hp (166 kW), but did not divulge more details. Let’s remember that even the ID.3, at launch, offered the most affordable versions with 150 hp and the competition offering trams with this range have engines from 136 hp.

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The battery capacity is also not mentioned, but the brand announces a range of up to 450 km, a very interesting figure that could come in combination with the larger battery. (probably with a combined capacity of 58 kWh), which in the ID.3 allows Volkswagen to certify 426 km in WLTP. But the packet small (with 45 kWh or similar) should also be part of the offer, as the ID.2ALL needs a more affordable version to fit the advertised “under 25,000—.

Along with accelerating to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds – the ID.3 claims 7.3 seconds with 204 hp and a 58 kWh battery –, The new Volkswagen tram claims the ability to recharge the battery (from 10% to 80%) in just 20 minutes. Obviously, the charging speed depends on the battery capacity, but, on a battery with the already mentioned 58 kWh, these 20 minutes to recharge 40.6 kWh means that we are dealing with power between 130 and 150 kWaccording to what the renewed ID.3 offers, which ranges between 130 kW of the most affordable versions and 170 kW of those with the highest capacity batteries (77 kWh). In any case, the ID.2ALL is a tram that will offer a sporty version of a level that the Polo has never had access to, as a 4-meter-long, 226-horsepower model promises to be an exciting machine, to say the least.

A tram is coming for just €20,000, but after 2026

With the ID.2ALL slated for 2025 as part of a batch of 10 battery-only vehicles that Volkswagen plans to bring to market by 2026, the German manufacturer took the opportunity to unveil its small tram to make a few more announcements. The first of these revelations concerned the compact electric SUV the brand plans to bring to market in 2026, a Tiguan variant based on the MEB+ (the expected evolution of the current MEB, corrected for some less fine details). And it will be interesting to see how it avoids competing directly with the ID.4 and ID.5.

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But the announcement that caused the most curiosity was the guarantee that the Volkswagen electric for €20,000 is something not to be forgotten. Ultimately expecting more development in the field of batteries, increasing the energy density on the one hand and reducing the price on the other, Volkswagen claims that it continues to work on this more affordable tram, which it plans to introduce to the market from 2026. At the time, the German manufacturer expects to have one of the largest battery model lines among traditional manufacturers, chasing 80% of all-electric vehicle sales in the European market in 2030.

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