Volkswagen has previewed the I.D. Vission concept ahead of this year’s Geneva Motor Show – a fully autonomous concept vehicle propelled by a purely electric powertrain. This is the Wolfsburg manufacturer’s latest in a line of electrification and autonomous driving initiatives, and is another step in the Group’s projected tally of offering more than 30 fully electric vehicles by 2025.

This is the brand’s first fully autonomous driving concept, with the goal of extending value for future mobility, including considerations for customers who are no longer able to drive, such as elderly folk. The I.D. Vizzion boasts of an interior without any traditional interfaces such as a steering wheel or visible controls, instead receiving input from its occupants via voice and gesture control.

Actual vehicular control is the purview of the vehicle’s systems, with a digital chauffeur assuming control of the I.D. Vizzion. Motive power for the I.D. Vizzion comes courtesy of a two electric motors on each axle driving all four wheels, producing 225 kW (302 hp) in total system output. A 111 kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 665 km in driving range, with braking regeneration taken into account.

The I.D. Vizzion concept assumes a fastback silhouette with room inside for four, seated in individual chairs. Coach doors are employed here to improve access and egress, and the 5.11 metre-long vehicle aims to capitalise on interior space afforded by the use of its all-electric powertrain.

This offers a glimpse into what may be a fourth – or later – model from the I.D. range to enter production, which will be preceded by production versions of the I.D. Buzz microbus, I.D. Crozz coupe/SUV crossover and the Golf-sized I.D. hatchback.

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