Volkswagen is advancing its EV engineering capabilities with the development of its smallest, most cost-efficient electric car yet, the all-new $20,000 ID.1.
The German automaker is leveraging its cutting-edge technology to realize its ambition for a competitively priced and highly efficient electric vehicle. With an estimated range of up to 260 miles on a single charge, the ID.1 is set to become one of the most economical and efficient electric cars on the market.
The ID.1 is designed to be lightweight yet robust, boasting a low drag coefficient to maximize efficiency. Volkswagen engineers have also sought to reduce the car’s rolling resistance with a low-profile tire design.
To further minimize the ID.1’s environmental impact, Volkswagen has fitted the car with an advanced motor control system, which can adjust the motor’s output depending on the terrain. This enables the electric car to optimize its efficiency, while still delivering a powerful performance.
In terms of charging, the ID.1 supports both AC and DC charging. The car is capable of charging at a rate of up to 150kW, allowing it to reach 80% charge in just 45 minutes.
The ID.1 is also equipped with an array of driver-assist technologies, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring.
This highly-anticipated electric vehicle is set to go into production in 2021, and Volkswagen is confident that it will be a viable option for budget-conscious buyers looking for a reliable and efficient EV.