The Future is Electric.
What begins with the I.D. continues with the I.D. CROZZ, the I.D. BUZZ SUV and the autonomous I.D. VIZZION.
It’s probably not all that surprising that the Volkswagen booth at the Frankfurt
Motorshow last fall was such a hot spot. With space for 36 vehicles, it was lit by 1,069 lamps—a glowing preview of an electric future.
E-mobility was key at Frankfurt, with Volkswagen sending a clear message that all systems were go for its avant-garde, all-electric I.D. family. By 2025, the brand
plans to introduce more than 20 electric vehicle models. The first, the compact and visionary I.D., will be in the showrooms in 2020. The second member of the I.D.
family, meanwhile, the new I.D. CROZZ—an all-wheel drive, zero-emission SUV—will arrive in market later that same year. Next will come the I.D. BUZZ, a reinterpretation of the legendary Bulli microbus. It will go on sale starting in 2022. (Interesting fact: the electric Bulli made its debut as a concept back in 2011.)
All I.D. concept vehicles share the unique design DNA for electric mobility. Other shared characteristics include zero-emission driving ranges of up to approximately 600 kilometres and a lounge-like spatial concept.
But, the I.D. family isn’t done growing—not by any stretch.
The I.D. VIZZION is the most recent addition to the line-up. It made its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show this year, setting an entirely new standard for electric mobility.
The I.D. VIZZION raises the bar for how elegant and emotional the design of a vehicle of the future can be. Inside the I.D. VIZZION, a completely new feeling of driving and living is created, without a steering wheel or visible controls.
This latest model demonstrates Volkswagen entering its next stage—a concept of an autonomously driving automobile. It’s really about advancing the development of modern vehicles in all areas. The goal: to apply innovative technology to make the automobile cleaner, safer and much more convenient and comfortable. With these new qualities, the car will be able to further extend its significance and value for future mobility.
The new I.D. VIZZION shows the direction Volkswagen is taking in the technology and design of its future electric models. Inside, engineers have systematically exploited the potentials of autonomous driving. The ‘digital chauffeur,’ with its many assistance systems, assumes control of the vehicle. For the ‘driver’ and passengers, this signifies a new dimension of safety and comfort. The concept car drives, steers and navigates autonomously in traffic, enabling passengers to freely structure their time during the drive. A virtual host, with which passengers communicate via voice and gesture control, knows the personal preferences of the vehicle guests—thanks to complete embedding into the digital eco-system—and it adapts to each of them individually.
The system power of the 5.11 metre long I.D. VIZZION is 225 kW. Its top speed is 180 km/h. The 111 kWh lithium-ion batteries enable a driving range of up to 665 kilometres when braking regeneration is factored in. Based on its intelligent management, the two electric motors cooperate with maximum efficiency and drive all four wheels of the MPV.
The I.D. VIZZION clearly demonstrates the great potential of the all-electric architecture from Volkswagen. It’s the technological backbone of future Volkswagen electric vehicles, and it enables long driving ranges and maximum space utilisation at optimal costs.