Good and bad news for eco-conscious VW enthusiasts. The good news is, Volkswagen has taken the wrap off the its fully-electric ID.3, the first ID family vehicle, ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. The bad news is, North America markets will no part in it. Tesla, you are safe for now. Well, not that, ID.3 will be able to nibble the pie mostly held by Tesla. Still, one less competition is always a good news.
Anywho, the Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Vehicle is built on the MEB modular toolkit, first revealed to the world back in 2016 at the CES, and the same platform that will serve its several other brands, including the CUPRA Tavascan Concept SUV EV. What makes the ID.3 ‘special’ is the scalable battery system which allows this MEB platform-based EV to pack a range of up to 550 kilometers (about 342 miles).
Speaking of battery, VW will offer a guarantee of eight years or 160,000 kilometers (or around 99,420 miles) on ID.3 batteries. VW also claims a true sustainable mobility, promising the ID.3 will be delivered to customers as the first Volkswagen product with a “CO2-neutral balance.” Your green conscious will be covered, or at least, that’s what VW wants you to believe in. If that’s true, workers will have to travel to work in EVs too. Just saying…
Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Vehicle will debut in the EU markets. It is expected to be delivered in Germany starting mid-2020 and at a competitive starting price of under €30,000 (about US$33,135). Before that happens, you can pick up more details on the Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Vehicle HERE.
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