Battery systems are therefore an integral part of making the ACCELERATE brand strategy a reality. The Volkswagen brand has announced that it will significantly increase its sales figures for electric vehicles by 2030: it intends to increase unit sales of all-electric models (BEV) in Europe to 70 percent, and to 50 percent in the US and China. The long-term aim is complete decarbonisation of the brand in terms of the ecological balance sheet by 2050. “Between now and 2025, we will introduce a new electric vehicle every year. This year it is the sporty SUV Coupé ID.505; next year our new icon, the ID.BUZZ05. In 2025, we will present a model below the ID.3, which will make electric mobility available to even more customers,” says Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand managing board member for Technical Development. How much power the growing ID. family, which is built in Europe at the Zwickau site, offers customers ‒ and other interesting technical facts on the battery system:
Battery sizes from 45 kWh to 77 kWh. In the compact ID.3, there is a choice of three battery sizes. The compact version with 45 kWh02 net energy content enables a range of up to 352 km on a single charge (WLTP). With 58 kWh0607, the range increases to up to 426 km (WLTP). The large battery with a net energy content of 77 kWh03 offers a maximum range of 549 km (WLTP). The choice is similar for the ID.4: the E-SUV can cover up to 346 km (WLTP) with the 52 kWh08battery on board, while a range of up to 522 km (WLTP) is possible with the 77 kWh04 battery. The ID.4 GTX09 brings dual-motor all-wheel drive with a maximum output of 220 kW10 to the ID. family. The battery stores 77 kWh of energy (net), enough for realistic customer ranges of up to 480 km (WLTP). It will be launched on European markets this summer.
Output from 10706 kW to 150 kW030407. The electric drive motor of an electric vehicle can only deliver as much power as the battery provides. The ID.3 with the 45 kWh battery has an output of 110 kW (150 PS)02, while in the ID.3 with the 58 kWh battery the output is 107 kW (146 PS)06 or 150 kW (204 PS)07, depending on the customer’s wishes. With the 77 kWh battery, the ID.3 always delivers an output of 150 kW (204 PS)03, just like the ID.404. The 52 kWh battery is also available for the E-SUV with two motor options, offering an output of 109 kW (148 PS)08 and 125 kW (170 PS)11respectively.