Volkswagen offered an electrifying surprise at the ID. meeting in Locarno, Switzerland. Fully electric ID. XTREME is an exceptional off-road concept car with 387 horsepower and four-wheel drive. The concept is based on the ID.4 GTX 4MOTION.

  • Concept car ID. XTREME is based on the ID.4 GTX 4MOTION
  • The all-electric off-road version with four-wheel drive is the most powerful ID. model to date
  • ID. XTREME demonstrates the potential and versatility of the modular electric vehicle platform
  • Volkswagen is a partner of the international ID. meeting in the Swiss city of Locarno

The all-electric concept car with four-wheel drive is based on the ID.4 GTX 4MOTION and combines the strengths of a modern SUV with the sense of adventure of a robust off-road vehicle. ID. XTREME has been developed by Andreas Reckewerth, Head of overall vehicle, and his team at Volkswagen’s development department.

Thanks to a high-performance motor on the rear axle and software adaptations in the drive control unit, the system output of the all-wheel drive concept car increases by 88 hp (65 kW) to 387 hp (285 kW) compared to the ID.4 GTX 4MOTION – in other words, by around 30 percent.

Volkswagen ID XTREME

In order to reduce its climate impact, a test car that was no longer needed from production development and a used battery of 77 kWh (net) have been used as the basis for this concept car.

Volkswagen presented the ID. XTREME to the public for the first time at the meeting for ID. models in Locarno, on Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino in southeastern Switzerland. Organized by and for anyone fascinated by electric mobility, the event took place for the second time and could become the EV event equivalent to the Wörthersee GTI meeting in Austria.

This year, ID. enthusiasts from all over Europe gathered in Locarno, September 6-10, to share their experiences of electric mobility. The ID. meeting was initiated and organized by ID. Drivers Club and is supported by Volkswagen as part of its ‘Way to Zero’ commitment to zero emissions.

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