Volkswagen is one of the brands that works hardest to make its electric cars increasingly accessible. One of its plans for the future involves launching a vehicle with a sales price of around 20 thousand euros.
The news was given by the company’s CEO, Oliver Blume, at a conference in Berlin. According to the executive, the German company believes that it will be able to place this car on the market in the second half of the decade, that is, after the year 2025.
Volkswagen electric car worth 20 thousand euros will arrive after 2025
This is not the first time that the German manufacturer has expressed its desire to launch an electric car in this price range. However, it is only now that the timetable for achieving this ambition is addressed.
Blume clarifies that to reach this price you will have to be able to reduce the costs of your batteries. To achieve this, the company is working on batteries with unified cells that will reduce its costs by half.
Apparently, these cells will begin to be produced at its factory in Salzgitter in 2025. A calendar that coincides with the statements now made by the company’s CEO.
Volkswagen’s 20,000 euro electric car could be known as the ID 1. It will be the smallest and cheapest electric vehicle ever launched by the brand and its dimensions could be quite similar to those of the Polo.
Thomas Shafer, CEO of Volkswagen passenger cars, says: “The Polo is a great success and one of our icons, and we will use this vehicle concept in the future as well.”
While we don’t see Volkswagen’s 20,000-euro electric vehicle on the market, the company has plans to launch a model priced at around 25,000 euros. This model will be the ID 2all and will be launched in Europe in 2025.
Last March, the German construction company presented the ID 2all concept with the premise of fighting the more affordable models from Tesla and BYD. He also mentioned that this model will be built with the MEB Entry platform and will have a range of 450 km.
The supposed ID 1, only arriving in the second half of the decade, should share several parts with the ID 2all. Among them, the possibility of choosing between a 38 kWh or 58 kWh battery.