VOLKSWAGEN DEBUTS ALL-NEW ID.7 AT CES LAS VEGAS, HAS 250 KW AND 700 KM RANGE
Sitting here in sunny old South Africa watching the world’s EV market progress is quite interesting, there are brands out there that have EVs that are a good few generations in now, and the ones that are still new to the segment are available in a variety of models and options. EVs are still quite scarce here thanks to the decades-long issues with electricity supply, but all the major brands don’t have many options available either and the ones that do peddle their EV wares here can’t supply something affordable. I’m hoping some of the Volkswagen offerings do make their way here because they look to be pretty damn cool, and with the massive Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas right now the automaker is showcasing even more awesomeness. The event is being used for the worldwide (minus our shores) launch of the working concept for the global ID.7 model. There may be some tweaking to what you see here of course because the actual public release of the car is penned in for 2026, and a lot can change between now and then.
This car is one of the models set to fight in the premium sedan category, and so it has all the trimmings and bells & whistles that you’d find in something like an Audi A4, but with all the added extras and technologies that are starting to be considered as standard features for electric vehicles and some that are VW-specific like electroluminescence. “With the new ID.7, we are extending our electric model range into the upper segments. The sedan will offer top-class technology and quality. The ID.7 is one of ten new electric models that we are planning to launch by 2026. Our goal? To deliver suitable products for our customers in every single segment,” says Thomas Schäfer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. The main thing that buyers are always comparing between EVs and ICE cars is the mileage you can get between refills, costs aside, it’s the distance that seems to be the deciding factor. With the ID.7 engineers tell us that the car has an approximate range of a rather impressive 700 km, and it will have up to 295 hp meaning a little poke comes with that impressive range. There’s more radness, like innovations that show off a new display concept with an augmented reality heads-up display in a massive 15-inch screen, air conditioning controls integrated into the first level of the infotainment system, illuminated touch sliders, intelligent air vents and voice activation. If the user says “Hello Volkswagen, my hands are cold!”, the ID.7 responds by starting the steering wheel heating function. At the same time, warm air is directed towards the hands. The camouflaged look that will be seen at CES features a unique digital design paintwork that lights up the ID.7 interactively - 40 layers of paint have been applied, some are conductive and others work to insulate, then 22 areas of the vehicle can be controlled separately and are electrified below the top layer of paint via electroluminescence so that they light up. It can work with a sound system to turn the car into a mobile disco light.
Take a look at the YouTube video that shows off all the new and amazing features in the all-new Volkswagen ID.7 EV that was just released to the public and will be on display at the CES convention in La
s Vegas: THE ALL NEW ID.7 - First exclusive drive to CES | Volkswagen News
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