MEB Entry as the basis – further development of the modular electric drive (MEB) platform
The ID. 2all design is based on the evolutionary further development of the modular electric drive (MEB) platform. Kai Grünitz: “Its variability offers great benefits for customers, and the MEB’s scale effects let us inexpensively integrate technologies from higher classes into the ID. 2all. Every customer will benefit from this.”
ID. 2all receives state-of-the-art systems – Travel Assist for partly automated driving
Volkswagen plans to launch the production version of the ID. 2all with numerous high-value technologies from larger ID. models. This will include the latest version of Travel Assist – a system for partly automated driving. Other features that will be used in the ID. 2all include IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights, 3D LED tail light clusters with horizontal LED strip between them, Park Assist Plus with memory function, ID.Light (intuitive light signals for the driver) and electric seats with massage function. A large panoramic sunroof creates an additional feel-good ambience in the interior.
Everyday mobility without any questions – self-explanatory operation
The ID. 2all concept vehicle offers a clear design in the interior and self-explanatory operation. The touch display (diagonal: 32.7 cm / 12.9 inches) of the infotainment system has a new menu structure. Below this there is a newly developed, separate air conditioning control panel. The main air-conditioning functions are controlled here using illuminated buttons. In the middle of the air conditioning control panel – easily accessible for both driver and front passenger – there is a practical small thumbwheel to adjust the volume of the infotainment system. Located a level further down are two large inductive charging interfaces for smartphones, which are magnetically locked in position. Other vehicle functions are operated by means of a menu control in the centre console, which can also be used to change the look of the digital instruments. The new multifunction steering wheel is designed to be clear and self-explanatory – two thumbwheels on the left and right and two buttons each, and nothing else. The driver of the concept vehicle is provided with all important information on one visual axis by means of the digital cockpit (27.7 cm / 10.9-inch) and a head-up display. Smartphones are supplied with power by numerous USB-C interfaces (45 watts) in various locations in the interior and by magnetic holders with inductive charging function in the backrests of the front seats. All conceivable larger devices can be powered by a fully usable 230 V socket.
In addition, the interior of the concept vehicle offers maximum space efficiency. The detail solutions include a fold-down front passenger seat backrest: this creates a continuous load area that is 2.20 metres long when folded down in combination with the rear seat backrest, which can be folded down in a 40:60 split ratio, and the luggage compartment floor. The luggage compartment with a capacity of 440 litres is designed in extra-large format. As a highlight here, there is a rectangular stowage box under the double luggage compartment floor that can hold several bags of shopping from the supermarket, for example. There is a further stowage area with a capacity of 50 litres under the rear bench seat, which can be folded up in one easy movement. This stowage area was specially designed for the charging cable and items such as the first-aid kit, high-visibility waistcoats and breakdown set. In addition, there is sufficient space in this lockable (safe) compartment for larger devices such as laptops and tablets, which can also be charged there. When the rear bench seat is folded down, the luggage compartment capacity increases to 1,330 litres.
Charged to 80 per cent in less than 20 minutes
With the MEB Entry platform, the ID. 2all is equipped with particularly efficient drive, battery and charging technology. The powerful 166 kW / 226 PS electric motor of the Volkswagen is integrated into and drives the front axle, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds. The battery permits a calculated WLTP range of up to 450 kilometres. At DC quick-charging stations, the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in 20 minutes. The battery is charged with up to 11 kW at home or at public AC charging points. Kai Grünitz emphasises: “The production version of the ID. 2all will be a full-value electric vehicle for every day of the year. A typical Volkswagen with sufficient space and a long range so that it can reach its destination without problems, even on long journeys. Thanks to the extremely variable MEB platform, our customers will also benefit from state-of-the-art technologies in the price class around 25,000 euros. And that is also exactly our goal: technology at affordable prices.”