Volkswagen’s fully electric car lineup, which comes under the ID brand, will expand in 2025. Today the company announced that it is developing a new model that will fall under the ID.3 in the lineup. will arrive in 2025. VW has not disclosed more information about the car, although the announcement comes as no complete surprise as there have been rumors of such a model in development.
A report from last March suggested that development of ID.1 was already underway. Apparently, it would offer two battery options – 24 and 36 kilowatt hours with a maximum range of 185 miles (298 kilometers). Then, in November, a new report corroborated the March report, relying on an anonymous company source who said VW would expand its lineup with two sub-ID.3 models. The smaller one would replace the Up !, while the larger one, called ID.2, would replace the Polo.
Previous reports had noted rumors that the ID.1 would arrive in 2025, and it looks like VW’s announcement today confirms what to expect. The runabout is expected to creak below € 20,000 ($ 23,800 at current exchange rates) and target European urban buyers. VW also said today that it will continue to invest in and optimize its MEB platform, which underpins a wide range of VW and VW Group electric vehicles. The platform will also serve the ID.1.
The ID.1 – or whatever VW decides to call it – will be developed alongside VW’s new Project Trinity, the company’s just-announced all-electric sedan that will one day be capable of driving. at level 4 “highly automated”. Project Trinity is a flagship of the brand that will welcome cutting edge battery technology, new manufacturing processes, and a revamp of what we expect from cars. It won’t launch until 2026 and could be quite the announcement, although it will be cars like the ID.1 that will help power the next generation of electric vehicles.