Right now, in Germany, Volkswagen has just livestreamed the introduction of its first all-electric SUV crossover, effectively introducing the European giant’s first specialty vehicle with electric power following the earlier rollout of its basis, the ID.4. Volkswagen has unveiled two new EVs, the ID.5 and its sporting stablemate, the ID.5 GTX, the latter being the first truly sporting EV in Wolfsburg’s portfolio. Both will be loaded with Volkswagen’s 3.0 edition of its ID. software, which adds voice control and improves charging performance.
Slated for assembly in Zwickau, both new vehicles are built on the EV-specific MEB platform, the ID.5 will have three power options, depending on model: The ID.5 will have a single electric motor driving the rear wheels, while the ID.5 GTX, the red one on the right, will use dual motors to provide all-wheel-drive capability. The vehicle’s drag coefficient will be as low as 0.26. All such vehicles will be fully carbon neutral upon delivery to the buyer.