VW is betting more on electric models. The ID cars are the flagships of the company from Wolfsburg. The automaker now has a full range of them on the market and in the planning stages. There are also electric car concepts and electric cars that do not belong to the ID series. So that you don’t lose track, we explain here which VW Stromer it is and what it looks like.
All ID models
The ID series primarily comprises VW’s electric car lineup. We’ll show you which ID models you can buy currently and which VW has planned for the future.
ID.2 – The urban runabout from China
Not much is known about the ID.2 at the time of writing, early 2023. It should be a small city car with a range of around 200 kilometers. VW is aiming for a price of around 20,000 euros. The small car should appear in 2023 at the earliest, but this is not guaranteed.
Volkswagen’s smaller ID will initially be produced only in China. The market for small speedsters is huge here and production costs are relatively low. From 2025, ID.2 will also be produced in Europe, specifically in Spain. The target was a Seat factory in Martorell near Barcelona. If and when the ID.2 will actually arrive is still in the stars.
ID.3 – The VW Golf of electric cars
The relatively compact ID.3 is the flagship of the ID series, so to speak. It was one of the first electric cars in the series and won over many drivers. With the battery, you have a choice between 58 kWh or 77 kWh. Depending on the equipment, the ID.3 currently costs between 44,000 and 56,000 euros.
In exchange, you get VW’s intelligent ID.Light lighting system and a head-up display in the driver’s cabin. It shows you the selected information directly on the windshield. With the smart voice assistant, you can control the car’s infotainment system and navigation system.
ID.4 – VW E-SUV
You can get an E-SUV with the ID.4 – the big brother of the ID.3, so to speak. Therefore it has a similar aesthetic, but is slightly larger. The range for the base model is specified at 531 kilometers according to WLTP. ID.4 works at 204 hp.
You can get the basic E-SUV from around 47,000 euros. The ID.4 also received VW’s head-up display and smart lighting system. You also don’t have to do without the language assistant.
ID.5 – The cut version of ID
You can understand the VW ID.5 as the coupé version of the ID.4. He also has an appearance similar to his colleagues in the series, but with a slanted back. This makes the ID.5 more elegant and sporty than other ID models.
The range of the electric coupé is between 480 and 544 kilometers, depending on driving style and conditions. When the battery is empty, you should be able to recharge it from 5 to 80% within half an hour. With a domestic socket, charging takes around 7.5 hours according to VW. The ID.5 starts at around 48,000 euros.
ID.6 – Large E-VW for China
The ID.6 should fulfill the desire for lots of space and comfort. However, only in China for now. The ID.6 celebrated its world premiere there in 2021. The larger ID is also based on a modular electric drive system and is available in two versions. The ID.6X and the ID.6 Crozz. With this model, Volkswagen wants to advance the electric offensive in China.
ID.7 – The sedan arrives
The ID.7 is not yet available and was recently presented at CES 2023. In the second quarter of 2023, there should be more information about the next ID runabout.
So far we know that it is an electric sedan that should have a range of 700 kilometers. Inside, there’s a 15-inch screen and a new display concept never seen before on any ID. However, we don’t yet know what it will look like.
Plus, there should be some smart new features. The ID.7 should automatically heat up in winter when the driver approaches or cool down in summer when the temperature is hot. The sedan will be about five meters long.
ID.Buzz – Bulli is back
With ID.Buzz, Volkswagen wants to give new electric life to the classic VW Bulli. It combines the style of the ID series with the space and elegance of the Bullis. The range of the bus is 420 kilometers according to WLTP. The bus should be charged from 5 to 80% within 30 minutes.
A cargo version of ID.Buzz is also available for commercial users. It has three seats in the front, but none in the back. The rear windows are also gone. Then there is space for two fully loaded Euro pallets for commercial use.
In the five-seater version, the Buzz costs around 65,000 euros. At least 54,000 euros must be paid for the freight forwarder.
Other electric cars from VW
In addition to the ID series, VW also offers two other electric models. The E-Up! And the e-Golf. Both are electric versions of VW models that were in vogue before electric cars became popular.
Get up! – The little runabout
The E-Up! Probably the most popular model for a VW Stromer. According to various sources, demand was so high that VW couldn’t keep up with it and imposed an order freeze for a short time.
With full battery, the E-Up! approximately 260 kilometers. The CCS connector for fast charging is not standard and is only available as an extra. And even then, the little electric VW still needs about 45 minutes to charge up to 80%.
E-Golf – Golf should never be missing
With the E-Golf, VW has converted another classic from its portfolio into an electric car. According to the WLTP, you can travel around 230 kilometers on a single charge. With the CCS connection, the electric Golf can quickly charge up to 40 kW. In this case, as E-Up! It takes about 45 minutes to charge to 80%.
With the E-Golf you also get modern features such as automatic distance control, traffic jam assistants and parking and exit assistance. In the so-called active information display, you can see information such as the speedometer, current speed or route.
In addition to consumer cars, VW has also developed several concept cars. They are not intended for mass production and are unlikely to reach the customer in this form. Automakers use concept cars to test new ideas. Eventually, some of these car ideas will become a mass-produced model.
ID.Space Vizzion – The future is now
ID.Space Vizzion not only has a futuristic name, but also a futuristic face. The shape is designed to combine aerodynamics with style and performance. The car achieves a range of 590 kilometers according to WLTP.
The interior is also futuristic. The “digital cockpit”, as VW calls it, has no speedometer or screen behind the steering wheel. These were replaced by a head-up display on the windshield. The rest of the interior is spacious and should show a touch of luxury.
ID.Vizzion – Cars no longer need a steering wheel
The ID.Vizzion should show how VW envisions an electric car. It is a luxury sedan with a wide roof. Thanks to two electric motors, it should work well and create a range of 665 kilometers.
But it gets even more interesting inside. There is no steering wheel installed on the ID.Vizzion. All controls are virtual and can only be seen with mixed reality glasses. According to VW, the car will be easy to use and easy to control. However, this is not clear to me.
ID.Life – maintenance in the form of a car
The ID.Life concept car addresses the issue of sustainability. Above all, VW ensures that it is made from sustainable materials. The bodywork is coated with bio-based varnish and the roof is made of air-chambered textile made from recycled PET bottles.
The interior here is also futuristic. The camera recognizes who wants to drive the car and unlocks it automatically. All mirrors have been replaced by cameras and displays, many car functions can be controlled via smartphone.
A games console with a projector and screen is also integrated into the multimedia system, so that it does not get bored very quickly when the car needs to be recharged.