Report: Volkswagen is Allegedly Working on an ID.1

So look. This is a sketchy (pun intended) report from the UK’s Car Magazine that we weren’t going to write about because the only source was effectively a British guy saying “I done ‘eard, I ‘ave.” But since everybody else is picking up the story, we figure we might as well address it.

So this British dude swears (on the queen) that Volkswagen is working on an MEB-based city car to complete its European EV lineup and replace the e-Up! This all makes perfect sense and even feels kind of inevitable. We just prefer not to pick up stories from the UK that don’t even pretend to have a source on the inside.

If we were to be cynical, we would say it almost feels like they got the rendering and decided to write the story around it. If we were being cynical.

Regardless, “word” apparently has it that it would have around 185 miles of range and would cost about €10,000 and there’s no hope that anything like could ever sell in America, so now we’re just trading on your Euro-fetishism—which is so unlike us.

To be fair, the head of the Volkswagen brand did effectively tell Car Magazine that a smaller vehicle is on its way.

“We are working on a BEV below €20,000 (£17,600),” said Ralf Brandstatter. “We can shrink the MEB architecture with less content to get the cost down.”

Mind you, similar reports have been coming out of Wolfsburg for the better part of a year now.

Still, it would be rad to see something compete against the Honda e City