Volkswagen ID.3 electric vehicle specs, photos, information

Andrew Cummings
May 12, 2019

It will offer three battery options, with the lowest providing an estimated 205 miles of range, the middle offering 261 miles of range, and the top option offering 342 miles of range-all on the WLTP testing cycle, which differs from the EPA's range calculations.

Volkswagen has officially opened its order page for the all-electric ID.3 hatchback, in a livestream event in Berlin Thursday night (Australian time) that was met with varying degrees of excitement, and for some, a whisper of disappointment.

Volkswagen says some 200 pre-production ID.3 vehicles have been built, and the main facility for electric auto production will be its plant in Zwickau, Germany, which will make only MEB platform electric vehicles.

VW revealed the ID.3 will be assembled at its Zwickau factory.

Volkswagen will bring the I.D. Crozz crossover electric vehicle to the US market in 2020, with an unspecified "largish" sedan introduced at the same time.

Volkswagen's new line up of electric vehicles from the I.D. line is coming very soon. This will feature "extensive" comfort features including voice control, a navigation system, exterior IQ lighting and a bi-colour exterior and interior design. Overall, VW is aiming to sell 100 000 ID.3 vehicles annually. That gets a panoramic glass roof and an augmented reality head-up display.

Preorders for the Volkswagen ID.3 are also live in Europe ahead of deliveries starting in mid-2020, with the entry-level version costing less than €30,000 ($33,600) in Germany.

Pre-orders require a €1,000 ($1,118) deposit.

The ID.3 will enter production in Europe at the end of 2019. Talk of AR is pertinent - digital innovation is rife inside, and the interior is a step change from current Volkswagen cabins, according to those who've seen inside the electric auto.

It was a bold statement from Volkswagen to claim that the ID.3 electric vehicle would represent just the third chapter in the company's long history.

Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen's manager for E-Mobility, says that VW has already turned on half of the 1,500 new robots for body construction, and now the paint shop is being expanded.

Other reports by iNewsToday