The ID.3 is the first fully electric model based on the new MEB platform
In just a few days’ time, the first model from the new fully-electric ID. family will celebrate its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).
Electric mobility is the key topic at Volkswagen exhibition stand at this year’s IAA. Not only will the ID.3 be on show, but there will also be studies on other models in the ID. family forming part of the exhibition. They will follow on in rapid succession from the ID.3. Like all other ID. models, the ID.3 is based on the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB), which has been specifically designed for electric drive use, ensuring the largest possible vehicle interior.
The ID.3 follows the Beetle and the Golf to introduce the third major chapter of strategic importance for the history of the Volkswagen brand. Back in mid-May, Volkswagen launched the pre-booking for the ID.3 1st, an exclusive special edition with high levels of equipment, limited to a run of just 30,000 vehicles.
Volkswagen has also confirmed that ID.3 will have three different battery sizes available; a large battery (77 kWh net), a medium-sized battery (58 kWh net) and a small battery (45 kWh net).
A range of between 330 and 550 kilometres (as per WLTP) is possible depending on the battery selection. Thanks to its charging capacity, a range of approximately 290 kilometres can be recharged in just 30 minutes (at 100 kW charging capacity). Volkswagen will also guarantee the capacity of the ID. batteries for eight years or 160,000 kilometres.
And, as the base price for the ID.3 series production model will be below the EUR 30,000 mark in Germany.
The ID.3 will use rear-wheel drive and a 150kW/204 hp electric motor.
Production of the ID.3 is due to start as planned at the end of 2019. The first vehicles are due to arrive by mid-2020.