What is the Volkswagen I.D. Neo?
What is the Volkswagen I.D. Neo? Volkswagen claims the I.D Neo is as revolutionary today as the original Beetle was seven decades ago and later the first VW Golf 40 years ago, both becoming two of the world's most successful cars of all time.
This prototype electric car, the Volkswagen ID NEO, was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, and now has the potential to make history too as it has been designed by VW to be an all-electric compact all-rounder that will help to make electric cars the 'everyday' choice. The Volkswagen I.D. Range are the first electric cars from VW that are specifically designed and built as electric vehicles, as opposed to the current practice of taking current models and adapting them as electric vehicles (EV’s) or plug-in hybrids (PHEV’s). The Volkswagen I.D. 5-door Hatchback, referred to as ‘Neo’ internally and with as yet no confirmation on whether that name will be used in production, is planned to go on pre-sale before the end of 2019 with full production the following year.
Volkswagen I.D. Technology
The Volkswagen I.D. will be a highly automated electric car with the option of three different driving ranges to allow for different budgets. The entry-level car will have a WLTP range of 205 miles with limited performance and a 48kWh battery. The mid-range is expected to cover 250 miles while the range-topping battery capacity is expected to cover a distance of up to 372 miles on a single battery charge. WLTP stands for "World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure", a new test procedure that will give motorists a more realistic idea of the fuel consumption and range of new cars for both internal combustion engine cars and electric vehicles.
Furthermore, the I.D. is planned to be VW’s first permanently online connected vehicle, allowing a range of services to be offered to customers through the cloud with updates installed in the same way as Tesla does with its cars.
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