Twin-motor all-wheel drive off-roader to hitch the ranks of I.D.?
Klaus Bischof, Government Director of Volkswagen Design, hinted on the I.D. ROOMZZ unveiling occasion, that the subsequent Volkswagen I.D. member of the family could possibly be not solely all-electric, however envisioned for off-roading.
The “rugged electrical four×four” additionally could be based mostly on the MEB-platform.
“Talking on the eve of the Shanghai motor present, the place the agency launched a brand new ID Roomzz giant SUV idea, Bischoff responded to a query about Volkswagen producing a extra conventional MEB-based four×four by saying: “Possibly one of many subsequent ID members of the family is a extra rugged factor than we've seen.””
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The Volkswagen I.D. BUGGY idea from Geneva already proved off-road EVs are within the space of curiosity, however it was extra like a demonstrator of low-volume fashions for third occasion producers, that will be utilizing the MEB platform. This time the true off-roader could be equally sized to the I.D. CROZZ/I.D. ROOMZZ.
Bischof added that the issue with off-road EVs is that you might want to make them larger and extra boxy, which harms aerodynamics and may lower 60 km (37 miles) of vary. It’s fascinating that Bischof said exact vary loss, which means that VW already did some simulations.
““The upper and extra boxy you go, the tougher the aerodynamics are – it’s the largest hurdle,” he mentioned. “You may lose 60km of vary by doing this.””
Volkswagen I.D. Household:
I.D. CROZZ (SUV & Coupe)
I.D. BUZZ (and I.D. BUZZ CARGO