Volkswagen ID

  • Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show

    The Volkswagen ID 3's soft launch did not go unnoticed. Following the electric hatchback's confirmation on Wednesday, VW opened order books to European buyers for the vehicle. In 24 hours, 10,000 buyers laid down deposits. The German brand said in a Thursday release that web traffic of buyers itching to pre-order the ID 3 derailed its IT systems. Volkswagen also partially apologized for any delays. We suppose it's better to break the internet than watch cobwebs grow. Specifically, VW opened up pre-orders for the ID 3 1st edition, which comes specially equipped, though the brand hasn't...

  • Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show
    VW plans ID 1 and 2 to slot under ID 3 electric hatch

    It didn't take long after our first look at the Volkswagen ID 3 on Wednesday to hear that VW's electric plans go much further. Autocar reported Wednesday that the ID 3 will leave room for ID 1 and ID 2 models. With the ID 3 name, VW will follow other automakers that have moved to single digits or...

  • Volkswagen ID R time attack special at the Nürburgring - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    VW ID R completes first test at the 'Ring

    The Volkswagen ID R electric race car will attempt to set a new lap record for EVs at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and testing is already under way. Following a debut of the updated and tweaked version of the ID R for the Nürburgring, VW got right to work at the racetrack. The team hit...

  • VW ID R in the wind tunnel
    See how the Volkswagen ID R implements F1 engineering for 'Ring run

    Volkswagen has its eyes on obliterating the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the ID R, and it's looking to Formula One technology to enhance the car's performance around the racetrack. The brand produced a video to highlight the changes it's worked on to tackle the Green...

  • Volkswagen ID R Nürburgring electric race car
    Meet the Volkswagen ID R that aims to set a new Nürburgring record

    Volkswagen announced its intentions to tackle the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its ID R electric race car in January, and on Wednesday, the company revealed the car set to take on the Green Hell. We've seen the ID R electric race car before when it smashed the outright record at the Pikes...

  • 2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen ID Neo spy shots

    The first model from Volkswagen's new family of ID electric cars has been spotted testing in prototype form. The car is a compact hatch similar in size to VW's Golf, and its arrival will mark the start of VW's transition to an electric car manufacturer. The design was previewed in 2016 by the ID...

  • 2018 Volkswagen ID R Pikes Peak race car

    The Volkswagen ID R electric time attack special has a new mission on its hands: Obliterate the EV lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The current record is the 6:45.9 set by Nio and its EP9 track car back in 2017. VW will attempt to break the record this summer and insiders have suggested the lap time could go as low as 5:30. That's close to the overall record for the 12.9-mile track claimed last June by Porsche with its 919 Evo time attack special based on the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car. The car, with race driver Timo Bernhard behind the wheel, set a 5:19.55 lap, or enough to...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    VW ID Buzz Cargo concept to debut at 2018 LA auto show, production version targeted for 2022 launch

    Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    Newest VW ID Buzz concept previews electric cargo carrier

    Volkswagen used this week's 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany to present a cargo carrying version of its ID Buzz concept. You'll recall we first saw the ID Buzz at the 2017 Detroit auto show, with VW later confirming a production version due here in 2022 as a spiritual...

  • Volkswagen ID R tackles Pikes Peak
    Watch the sights and listen to the eerie sounds of the VW ID R setting the Pikes Peak record

    Volkswagen and Romain Dumas achieved a tremendous feat when they teamed up to set a new record at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in late June with a run of 7:57.148. While we all eagerly await footage taken from the cockpit of the electric ID R race car, for now, we can appreciate the run via aerial...

  • Volkswagen testing the I.D. R Pikes Peak race car
    Volkswagen goes lightweight with the I.D. R Pikes Peak electric race car

    Aerodynamics and power are two very important focus points for any race car. Another is dropping as much weight as possible. If you have a vehicle that doesn't weigh much, offers substantial power, and grips the road, then you have a recipe for success come race day. Volkswagen is hoping it's...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept
    What it's like to drive a concept car

    When an automaker says its concept vehicle is powered by unicorn farts, emits only cotton candy, and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in two shakes of a lamb's tail, don't believe them. What they are actually saying is, "If we ever develop the technology to build this thing, that's what it could do."...

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