Volkswagen Confirms ID.1 As Entry-Degree EV

The ID.1 will reportedly be modeled after the Volkswagen Polo when it comes to measurement, nevertheless, it is unclear if the upcoming EV will change the Polo branding or simply function a branch-off trim. Nevertheless, there’s an opportunity that the corporate might comply with within the footsteps of BMW and give you one thing just like the Volkswagen ID Polo. Not a lot is understood about its innards, however there’s hypothesis that it’ll share the identical powertrain because the ID.3, or possible the ID. 2all, and is likely to be provided in 38 kWh and 56 kWh battery choices.

The latter battery capability might imply a spread of round 250 miles, which is sort of spectacular given the goal worth level. Unsurprisingly, Volkswagen is tipped to make use of the cheaper and fewer energy-dense lithium-phosphate batteries contained in the ID.1 as a substitute of the extra environment friendly lithium-ion battery cells. Not a lot is understood in regards to the design, however based mostly on teaser sketches shared by Volkswagen in Might 2022, the ID.1 will provide a curvier hatchback profile in comparison with the sportier seems to be of its Skoda and Cupra siblings. All three vehicles might be made in Spain, however the probabilities of ID.1 making it to the U.S. shores is slim.