In Europe, Volkswagen has opened pre-order books for the ID.3 electric hatchback. Deliveries to dealers will begin in mid-2020. An entry level version in Germany will cost less than €30,000.
Volkswagen Group’s ID.3 first production car built on the new MEB architecture will initially arrive in the First edition with a range of 261 miles*. 30,000 units will be released. The price is about €40,000.
The entry-level version below €30,000 will have a 205-mi driving range. A 77-kWh large-capacity battery provides 342 miles.
Volkswagen assures the ID.3 can be charged in 30 min for 162 miles from a DC 100-kW charger.
The ID.3 is 4,100 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, 1,530 mm high – same sized as the Golf. It has more spacious cabin than a midsize car.
Customers pre-ordering the ID.3 have to wait at least a year until the electric car is launched into mass production.
The ID.3 manufacture will start at Volkswagen’s plant in Zwickau in the end of this year. The company plans to produce more than 100,000 vehicles in 2020 and to increase volumes gradually.
The Volkswagen ID.3 will be officially unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
* 1 mile = 1.609 km