The ID.Life uses the electrical kit with 234 hp
In the case of electric vehicles, on the other hand, the tariffs fall as the number of units increases, batteries become cheaper, and Volkswagen’s platform strategy also lowers prices. The manufacturer therefore confidently announces: There will be a small city electric car in 2025 – for just now 20,000 euros! And if we have our way, it can look exactly like the ID.Life. Especially since the multi-million dollar single piece not only looks ready for series production, but also drives surprisingly well for a one-off model. Only a little over 30 km / h – but that is purely a safety measure, he could be faster. Under the sheet is to some extent the future series technology, basically the basic version of the modular electrical construction kit, but with it here 234 hp front-wheel drive.
Head-up display replaces the speedometer displays
Surprise number one: That one from the steering wheel Control horn like in an airplane is not noticed at all when driving, the Life can be controlled with it without any problems. Surprise number two: No instrument cluster, no screen in the middle, no pitman arms, no mirrors – isn’t there something missing? No! That Head-Up Display replaces the speedometer displays, cameras the mirrors, there are a few touch buttons on the steering wheel (among other things for the indicators), and the mobile phone becomes an infotainment system, magnetically attached to the center console. There is a dedicated appwho recognizes when the engine is started, and then switches to a driving menu. It all seems well thought out, works intuitively. But: Driving isn’t everything. At the push of a button in the app, the ID.Life turns into a cinema, a screen extends in front of the windshield, the front seats can be laid flat, and the rear seat can be leaned back.