What’s Happening: Volkswagen has announced the world premiere of its new all-electric flagship model, the ID.7, on April 17th. The model is currently undergoing its final test drives in Alicante, Spain. The ID.7 is designed for long-distance driving and will target the upper mid-size class in Europe, China, and North America. Volkswagen aims to increase the share of its electric models to 80% in Europe by 2030, with the ID.7 playing a significant role in achieving this goal.
Why It Matters: The ID.7 will be the first model based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive (MEB) platform with a newly developed and highly efficient drive. With a more powerful and efficient electric motor, the ID.7 promises to deliver improved performance and energy consumption. Volkswagen forecasts WLTP ranges of up to 700 kilometers and charging capacities of up to 200 kW, making the ID.7 an ideal option for long-distance driving.
- The ID.7 will feature optional adaptive chassis control (DCC) and a driving dynamics manager for enhanced comfort and sportiness.
- A redesigned cockpit includes a standard augmented reality head-up display and a 38-centimeter (15-inch) Infotainment system display.
- Volkswagen developed new ergoActive seats with adaptive seat Climatronic and a new massage system for added comfort.
- The ID.7 is set to launch in Europe before the end of 2023.
Bottom Line: Volkswagen’s ID.7 is poised to redefine long-distance electric travel in the upper mid-size class with its innovative technologies, high-quality appearance, and improved performance. The ID.7’s launch is a crucial step in Volkswagen’s plan to significantly increase the share of electric models in its lineup, offering consumers a compelling choice for sustainable mobility.