Volkswagen presents the prototype of its 100% electric all-terrain vehicle


The ID. Xtreme demonstrates the high performance potential and versatility of a durable platform

Maximum thrills and thirst for adventure – that’s what the ID. xtreme. The prototype was designed by the team of Andreas Reckewerth (responsible for the vehicle as a whole) at Volkswagen’s development department. “The modular electric propulsion (MEB) platform has enormous technical potential,” says Silke Bagschik, who is responsible for the MEB’s product line. “For many of our customers, vehicles are much more than just a means of transport. From Volkswagen, with the ID. Xtreme, we are taking electromobility to a new level of performance”, the expert explains.

The result of the project is a unique all-terrain vehicle that impresses with its robust appearance and extraordinary strength. Thanks to the powerful drive system installed on the rear axle and software adjustments in the control unit, the power of the prototype powertrain has been increased by 65 kW and it now has a power output of up to 285 kW. This is a 30% increase in power compared to the ID.4 GTX. “The ID. Xtreme was designed at Volkswagen by and for fans of the ID family. Here in Locarno. We are curious how fans of electromobility will react to the vehicle,” adds Silke Bagschik.

The exterior also shows that the vehicle is ready for any off-road adventure. To give the car an authentic off-road look, an upgraded rally chassis is combined with 18-inch off-road wheels, a modified crash structure with an additional front bumper and 50 mm wider wings, which are manufactured using 3D printing. The roof rack with additional LED lighting and the fully enclosed aluminum floor plate also provide the fully electrically powered vehicle with ideal equipment for off-road trips.

Acoustically, it presents another special feature. The driving noise of the car has been specially developed for the concept car in collaboration with the Volkswagen design department and is emitted via a sound generator installed in the wheel arch. The interior of the concept car impresses with several highlights, including the use of Alcantara, redesigned seats and orange-tinted elements. And it goes without saying that the ID. Xtreme is sustainable. The prototype development was based on a production development test car that was no longer needed and an already used battery of 82 kWh.

Source: La Verdad


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