The Volkswagen ID.7, the latest electric sedan from the German automaker, has been named the Company Car of the Year 2024 by a panel of experts and fleet managers. The award, organized by the Danish magazine Firmabilen, recognizes the best vehicles for business use in terms of performance, efficiency, comfort, safety, and value.
What makes the ID.7 an excellent company car?
The ID.7 is the first electric sedan from Volkswagen based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) platform, which also underpins the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback and the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV. The ID.7 offers a sleek and spacious design, a high-tech interior, and a long-range battery that can be charged quickly and conveniently.
According to Volkswagen, the ID.7 has a range of up to 435 miles (700 km) on a single charge, depending on the battery size and driving style. The ID.7 also supports fast charging of up to 200 kW, which means it can add about 186 miles (300 km) of range in just 15 minutes. The ID.7 is available with two battery options: a 77 kWh battery (Pro) and an 85 kWh battery (Pro S).
The 2024 Volkswagen ID.7 also delivers impressive performance, with a rear-wheel drive configuration and a single electric motor that produces 282 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque. The ID.7 can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in about 6 seconds and has a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h).
The ID.7 features a minimalist and futuristic interior, with a 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an augmented reality head-up display, and a digital instrument cluster. The ID.7 also offers a range of smart features, such as climate control that activates automatically when the driver approaches the car, voice control that can perform complex tasks, and over-the-air software updates that keep the car up to date.
The ID.7 also has advanced safety and driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and emergency braking. The ID.7 also has a Level 2 autonomous driving capability, which means it can steer, accelerate, and brake on highways and in traffic jams.
The ID.7 is expected to have a competitive price, starting from around $45,000 in the US and €40,000 in Europe. The ID.7 also offers low operating costs, thanks to its electric powertrain, low maintenance needs, and tax incentives. The ID.7 also has a high resale value, as electric vehicles are in high demand and retain their value better than conventional cars.