Published on March 17th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair0
Volkswagen ID.2all Concept Previews RM120K EV
The Volkswagen ID.2All Concept shows an EV that is ALMOST affordable.
Electric vehicles are being heavily incentives in Malaysia and in many other markets around the world. One of the biggest issues plaguing EV adoption is that they’re all rather expensive. In Malaysia, even the most barebones EVs like the Renault Zoe and Nissan LEAF are priced above RM160,000.
Volkswagen aims to finally deliver a ‘25,000 euro’ EV with the ID.2All concept, which would translate to about RM120,000 here. They’re also working on a sub-RM100,000 electric vehicle too, but they’re not prepared to reveal any details on that car yet.
Despite the relatively low price, the ID.2all is envisioned with actually decent specifications. Volkswagen says they can deliver a production model with a 226PS motor and 450km of range. Power is sent to the front wheels only.
It’s also pretty practical in more traditional metrics with 490 litres of boot space that’s expandable to 1330 litres with the rear seats folded down. It should also have seating for 5 at a squeeze.
The ID.2All concept car will be one of ten electric vehicles that the company will launch and it will be on European roads by 2025. It’s based on the MEB Entry platform, which is probably a cut down version of the MEB platform on many of existing Volkswagen ID products. It will also have pretty high-tech equipment and features. Customers can expect Travel Assist, IQ.LIGHT, Electric Vehicle Route Planner and more.
The design of the ID2.All will also bring a slight revision of the current Volkswagen ID family look. It’s not as drastic a change as you might think, but it’s definitely something fans of the brand will notice. They might even notice the little homage this design pays to the original Volkswagen Golf on its C-pillar design. The company claims it has a powerful stance with a friendly face.
Having said all this, we’re still not very sure the ID2.All will ever come to Malaysia. Its purpose is to increase Volkswagen’s European market share of electric vehicles to 80% and they’ll probably have a tough time convincing value-oriented buyers to consider this over something like an Ora Good Cat from GWM or BYD Atto 3.