With the online world premiere of the ID. AEROin China, Volkswagen will provide a first glimpse of the latest member of the ID. family. The near-production prototype of a fully electric four-door saloon is a preview of the production model developed especially for the Chinese market and impresses with its outstanding aerodynamics, elegant design and generous interior space. Two versions of the production model derived from the prototype are planned for the Chinese market.
Next global vehicle for a new market segment. With the future production version of the ID. AERO, Volkswagen is expanding its successful ID. family into the high-volume upper mid-range segment and expediting its electric mobility campaign under the ACCELERATE strategy. As well as the Chinese vehicle market, Volkswagen will soon also offer an all-electric luxury mid-size saloon in additional sales regions around the world. The production version for the North American and European markets is due to be presented in 2023. Following on from this, Volkswagen will start building the production version of the ID. AERO( for the European and North American market at its Emden factory.
The exterior design – pure aerodynamics. The prototype of the ID. AEROcombines aerodynamic attributes and spacious proportions. In terms of its style, the ID. AERO( shares the design DNA of the ID. family and – like all models in the ID. family – is based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Thanks to the space-saving positioning of the high-voltage battery in the vehicle floor, the ID. AERO( is almost five metres in length and offers a spacious interior with the features of an upper-class saloon. The aerodynamic front and roof sections are particularly striking.
Form follows performance. Every aspect of the expressive silhouette has been geared towards the electrifying performance of the ID. AERO. The air stream is directed across the aerodynamically enhanced front and roof sections. What is more, there are no traditional door handles to increase drag. Instead, the ID. AERO is equipped with light-up touch surfaces that open the doors when activated. The wheels are also designed to help reduce drag. Designed in the style of a turbine, the wheels are flush with the wheel housings to avoid any interruption of the airflow. The efficient combination of aerodynamic features achieves a drag coefficient of just 0.23.
Range of up to 620 kilometres. The all-electric saloon is equipped with a powerful lithium-ion battery with a net energy content of 77 kWh. The efficiency of the drive system and the excellent aerodynamic properties enable the ID. AERO to cover a range of up to 620 kilometres (WLTP), making it suitable for long distances.
Sixth member of the ID. family. Following on from the ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.6 models and the iconic ID. Buzz, the future production version of the ID. AERO will become the sixth member of the ID. family. Like all other members of the ID. family, the ID. AERO1 is based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB). By 2030, it is planned that at least 70 per cent of Volkswagen’s sales in Europe will come from all-electric vehicles. In parallel to this, the goal is to reduce CO2 emissions per vehicle by up to 40 per cent. Carbon emissions are avoided and reduced directly at Volkswagen where possible. Upstream suppliers are placed under the obligation to avoid and reduce carbon emissions. Carbon emissions that cannot be avoided or reduced at Volkswagen or in the supply chain by placing up-stream suppliers under said obligation, are offset to the same amount by certified projects that mitigate climate change. On its Way to ZERO, the company intends to become climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest. In the future, the Volkswagen brand not only wants to be the benchmark for electric mobility, but also for the areas of the digital customer experience, vehicle software and autonomous driving. The goal is to enhance the vehicle to become a software-based product. With innovative assist systems and over-the-air updates, the ID. models already provide drivers with maximum comfort and the best possible user experience. With these models, Volkswagen is taking the next important step in its transformation into a software-oriented mobility provider.