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Volkswagen ID Zero concept will be brand's first electric saloon


Volkswagen will expand its ID range of electric cars with a new saloon model based on the ID Zero concept car.

The new addition will arrive in UK dealerships in early 2024, joining the existing ID 3, ID 4 and ID 5 models.

It's possible the ID Zero will take the ID 6 name, when it goes on sale in the UK.

Details about the new car are scarce, but at almost five metres long, and with a sloping roofline, the ID Zero promises to be both spacious and aerodynamic.

The concept car is equipped with a 77kWh battery and is said to have a range of 385 miles. When the ID Zero enters production, it’s likely to share the same powertrain options as other VW ID models with single and twin motor configurations and a range of battery sizes.

“With the ID  Aero show car, we are revealing a preview of the next member of the ID family. A car with an emotional and at the same time extremely aerodynamic design, a range of over 600 kilometres, an extraordinary amount of space and a premium interior,” said Ralf Brandstätter, chief executive officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars.

“With our ACCELERATE strategy, we are intensively driving forward the electrification of our model range. Following the ID 4, this model will be our next global car for Europe, China and the US.”

VW said that its EVs are expected to exceed 70% of European sales volumes by 2030 – doubling its previous target of 35% - with the launch of at least one new EV model every year.

The car maker recently increased its production capacity for EVs, in order to reduce lead times for new models.

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