Munich 2021: Volkswagen unveils the ID.Life, a Concept We'd Love to See Here One Day
The Munich Motor Show is, as expected, proving to be a literal showcase for the electric-vehicle future. Manufacturers' presentations of vehicles powered by batteries are far outnumbering those of combustion-engine models.
Volkswagen’s big contribution to the event is actually quite small. Literally. The ID.Life concept that debuted in Munich will launch on the European market, hopefully in 2025 according to VW. Notably, however, the head of Volkswagen in North America has not closed the door on its eventual migration to our continent.
The ID.Life is powered by a 231-hp electric motor that drives the front wheels; a battery pack, with a capacity of 57 kWh, will offer up to 400 km of range on the European WLTP cycle.
Often, the most compelling aspects of a concept are the innovative elements it features, with designers freer to play with and develop new ideas. Here, for example, we find a roof made of air-filled pockets inside a material that combines textile and plastic. The whole thing can be removed to create an open-air driving experience.Read more