Volkswagen I.D. Neo
The I.D. is a full-electric hatchback from Volkswagen. Similar to the Golf, the base ID will be the first in a large range of EVs from VW.
205miles (330 kms)
Based on EPA cycle
Year of Release (Estimated)2019
|Top Speed||100 mph|
|Acceleration||8 seconds (0-60 mph)|
|Home Charging*||AC charging at either 7.2 kW or 11 kW|
|Fastcharge Speed||DC charging at up to 125 kW|
Slow (Home and some Public Chargers)
Each EV has an inbuilt charger capable of receiving AC power. The charging port could have different fittings depending on where you are in the world. Even the same vehicle model sold in different countries could have different implementations.
|Type 1 (SAE J1772 or "J Plug")
This plug is common in Australasia, Asia, the US and Canada.
|Type 2 (IEC 62196 or "Mennekes")
This plug is common in Europe.
Only available in some public chargers, this uses DC power to charge the battery directly. Each EV has a maximum speed at which it can be charged, and batteries are only fastcharged up to 80% capacity to ensure battery health. There are a number of different port configurations.
Many fast chargers will have multiple connectors, and power capacity (which is increasing as the technology improves).
CCS (Combined Charging System)
CCS ports are a combination of the slow charging port and an extra 2-pin socket. Therefore they can be either Type 1 or Type 2.
Developed in Japan, the CHAdeMO is common in vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf.
Tesla developed their own fastcharge connector, although in some countries without proprietary Tesla chargers, the vehicle has a cable to adapt to CHAdeMO or Type 2 CCS.
How Fast Can An EV Charge?
Slow charging (home and public)
Slow charging is limited by the lower of: the EV's onboard charging speed, or the output of the wall-mounted charger you are plugged into. Charging speed is measured in kilowatts(kW). For example: your wall-mounted charger can output 32 Amps at 240 volts = 7.68 kW of power, however your EV's onboard charger is 6.6 kW - then that is the maximum speed. The higher the battery capacity, the more time it takes to charge.
DC fast chargers are being built with higher capacities, however this is still limited by the hardware limitations the EV manufacturer has placed on the battery. Most DC fast chargers start at 40kW (many have a much higher capacity).
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
The I.D. is an EV model range from Volkswagen. The base I.D. is based on the popular Golf (and will presumably supersede the e-Golf), and is intended for European markets. The I.D. Crozz SUV/Crossover will be the first ID to sell in the US.
The concept I.D. will have 400-600 km range (NEDC). This puts equivalent EPA range at 210-310 miles.
The I.D. will be engineered for self-driving, but due to the expense of the hardware this is likely to be an additional upgrade.
Volkswagen is aiming for 100,000 units to be made annually from 2020 onward. This will be primarily for the European market, with the ID Crozz aimed at the US market.
The I.D. Neo Hatch will likely have 3 different battery sizes available (starting at 48 kWh), with the highest version having as much as 373 miles (600 km of range).