VW I.D. Concept will follow a Modular Electric Drive Model design and will be fully electric and autonomous. It is a part of the Volkswagen plans to introduce more than 30 all electric vehicles in the coming decade with a target of selling 1 million such EVs by 2025.
Volkswagen I.D. Concept possesses an electric motor offering 168 hp. No details of its electric pack have been disclosed as on date but it claims to allow acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in less than 8 seconds and a top speed of 159 kmph.
Under European test conditions, the Volkswagen I.D. Concept commands a range of between 400 to 600 kms. This electric motor can be configured with more or less powerful electric motors along with battery backs of varying capacities as per customer’s demands.
The electric battery pack on board Volkswagen I.D. Concept is well positioned in the center of the vehicle for equitable weight distribution of 48:52 front to rear allowing for neutral handling. The battery can be charged via a cable upto 80% of capacity at a charging station in half an hour.
Drivers can opt for self driving through a VW logo on the steering wheel and in a matter of 3 seconds, the car will take over controls while steering wheel will draw back into the dashboard. Roof mounted laser scanners, side area view cameras, front camera and ultrasonic and radar sensors are in place while the vehicle can steer itself into any parking space with no aid whatsoever from the driver. Autonomous driving can be disabled through the brake or accelerator pedals.