The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.5 SUV: The Complete Guide For The UK

VW ID 5 electric SUV
Price: £52,185
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV (Coupé)
Battery size: 77 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 282 - 325 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

Overview


Volkswagen AG, the Germany automotive group is one of the leading automotive companies in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry. Volkswagen has committed to an investment up to Euro 30 billion by 2023. It aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles by 2025 and launch up to 70 new EV models over the next 10 years.

With the launch of its electric vehicle ID. Family, VW is fast cementing a dominant position to become the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer by 2028, with the automotive behemoth planning to manufacturer 22 million electric vehicles. The automotive company currently has a number of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on sale, to include: 



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The All-Electric VW ID.5 Coupé-SUV


The Volkswagen ID.5 is the latest pure electric vehicle from the German automotive manufacturer. The ID.5 combines the design strengths of an SUV along with that of a coupé (aerodynamic). The ID.5 has a 0.26 drag coefficient compared to 0.28 for the ID.4.

The VW ID.5 EV shares the same MEB platform as the Volkswagen ID.4 and therefore has much in common, albeit, the ID.5 has a more aggressive roofline styling in the form of a coupé. The sloping roofline adds to appeal of the EV.

The electric vehicle (EV) is available in one battery size (77 kWh) with an emission-free range up to 312 miles. The electric range is sufficient for city and motorway driving. Given the EV range and lower Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rate for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), the ID.5 is also well suited for company car drivers.

The EV is capable of DC rapid charging up to 135 kW DC as standard (62 miles in 7 minutes), along with a 11 kW on-board charger. Given that most homes in the UK are single-phase power supply, the EV can be charged up to 7 kW AC charging at home via a dedicated EV charging station. For those residential and business premises with three-phase power supply, the EV can be charged up to 11 kW AC.

The pure electric coupé-SUV is available in three variants to include the entry level Pro model, followed by the mid-level Pro Performance and the higher specification GTX variant. The Pro and Pro Performance are available as rear-wheel drive, while the GTX is an all-wheel drive. The VW ID.5 Pro has a top speed of 99 mph (0-62 mph in 10.4 seconds).

The EV is well equipped with technology, to include, over-the-air update capability, innovative IQ. Light as standard, interior ambient lighting, augmented reality head-up display, voice assistant, travel assist and the Discover Pro navigation system.

The ID.5 is also practical and has a larger boot space than the ID.4 (549 L compared to 543 L). However, the sloping roofline does impact the headroom available for rear seat passengers and the rear-view visibility for the driver. The EV does not qualify for the UK government plug-in car grant (PiCG).


PROS CONS
Good zero-emission range (up to 325 miles)Only available in one battery size option
Attractive exterior styling (coupé)Rear view slightly limited and less headroom for rear seats compared to ID.4
DC charging up to 135 kW as standardHeat pump not standard

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.5 (credit: VW)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body Type:SUV (Coupé)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

£ Variants (3 Options)
ID.5 Pro (from £52,185)
ID.5 Pro Performance (from £53,620)
ID.5 GTX (from £N/A)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 77 kWh
Charging:Up to 135 kW DC rapid charging standard. On-board charger: 11 kW
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

£ Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1615
Width (mm):1852
Length (mm):4599
Wheelbase (mm):2771
Turning Circle (m):11.5
Boot Space (L):549

ID.5 Pro
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):312 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):16.2
Charging:135 kW DC Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11 kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:10.4 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Max Power (PS):174
Torque (Nm):235
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Weight (kg):2,117
Colours:6
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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