Volkswagen is preparing an electric “Polo” with a price below 20,000 euros

The ID.2all, the electric replacement for the Golf, goes into production in 2024.
(photo: Volkswagen)

German car giant Volkswagen confirmed its course towards electrification with a new €25,000 model unveiled yesterday. In addition, the company announced that it is preparing an electric car for less than 20,000 euros.

The compact hatchback ID.2all is positioned as an electric replacement for the Golf. The model will be produced in Spain from 2025 at a price of 25,000 euros for European customers.

But the ID.2all won’t be the smallest and cheapest EV in Volkswagen’s lineup. The company is preparing an even more compact ID.1 for Europe and other markets, which will become a sort of electric successor to the Polo.

Its price in the initial configuration will not exceed 20,000 euros, and the traction battery with a capacity of 57 kWh will provide a range of up to 402 km on the WLTP cycle. Apparently, this hatchback will be produced under the Skoda and Cupra brands, which are popular in Europe.

The ID.2all introduced yesterday uses the MEB+ platform in combination with a lithium-iron-phosphate battery. The company promises a range of around 450 km on the WLTP cycle, with the ability to recover the battery from 10% to 80% in 20 minutes.

Volkswagen has not yet confirmed whether the ID.2all will be able to charge at express 170kW stations, but the MEB+ platform is designed for them. The built-in charger has a power of 11 kW.

Unlike its rear-wheel drive predecessors in a single-engine version, the more compact ID.2all comes with front-wheel drive. The 223 hp electric motor located on the front axle will allow the car to accelerate to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds. The maximum speed will be limited to 160 km/h.

The new ID.2all has a minimalist interior with uncompromising ergonomics
(photo: Volkswagen)

Front-wheel drive will also provide more room in the back. With a total body length of 4,050 mm, the wheelbase will be 2,600 mm, and there will be luggage storage under the rear passengers’ feet. Charging cables can be stored there, for example.

The passport volume of the trunk from 440 liters can be increased to 1330 liters by folding the rear seats, and inside the cabin it will be possible to carry objects up to 2200 mm long by folding the backrest of the front passenger seat.

The minimalist interior of the front panel is uncompromising in terms of ergonomics – on the steering wheel, which is beveled along the chord, there are additional control buttons with wheels for scrolling through the menu items. Under the central display with a diagonal of 12.9 inches is the climate controller with the usual physical buttons.

The dashboard in front of the driver’s eyes has been replaced with a 10.9-inch display. At the bottom of the center console there is a large rotary selector responsible for selecting driving modes.

The electric ID.2all comes with front-wheel drive
(photo: Volkswagen)

By 2026, Volkswagen will launch 10 new electric vehicle models, with this year seeing the updated ID.3, the long-wheelbase version of the ID.Buzz minivan and the flagship ID.7. The concern promises to launch an electric successor to the popular Tiguan crossover.

Every fifth new Volkswagen car sold in the world in 2025 will be exclusively electric, and by 2030 the share of the company’s electric vehicles will reach 50% globally and 80% in Europe.

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