Volkswagen is preparing an ambitious new offering that showcases an advanced design architecture for zero-emissions vehicles. The I.D. is the first in a forthcoming fleet of electric automobiles utilizing VW’s Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB). Looking closer at the I.D., it’s clearly being positioned as a defining flagship for future VW products.
The I.D.’s zero-emissions drive system consists primarily of the electric motor, power electronics, and transmission integrated in the rear axle. The electric motor produces 168 horsepower (125 kW), taking the I.D. to 62 mph in less than 8 seconds with a top speed of 99 mph. The I.D. will have an estimated range between 249 and 373 miles on a single charge.