ID3 by Volkswagen

ID3 by Volkswagen

At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen handed out the final version of its first inexpensive long-range electric car, the ID.3. Coming in at "under € 30,000" (presently about $33,180), the ID.3 will be available in three versions ranging from about 205 to 340 miles. The delivery of the E.V. is scheduled for mid-2020.

That "under € 30,000" cost tag promoted by V.W. refers to the ID.3 base version, which has 45kWh batteries and has a variety of 330 kilometers or 205 miles.

Although it still produces enormous quantities of money and revenues, V.W. is already tapping the brakes. For this year, the manufacturer has scaled back some 450,000 car production plans and pledged to reduce output further if necessary. The cut from V.W. is roughly equal to the annual production of one of its 122 factories worldwide and exceeds the 2019 delivery target of between 360,000 and 400,000 cars for Tesla Inc.


The firm refused to provide price data for the car's two bigger power versions, which will display 58kWh and 77kWh batteries and will deliver approximately 420 and 550 kilometers (or 261 and 340 miles) per charge, respectively. The brake and accelerator pedals are also adorned with stop and game icons such as an MP3 player. V.W. also promises driving will be fun, but later we're going to have to see about it. Less costly variants can go up to 330 kilometers, or 205 miles, on a reservation, while the most expensive modifications can move 550 kilometers, equal to approximately 342 miles.

The ID.3, which is similar to the popular Golf hatchback of the German automaker, can be a very significant V.W. vehicle. It will be the first car constructed on the new all-electric modular platform of the company, one that will fuel tens of more vehicles and SUVs waiting in the wings as part of the multibillion-dollar move into E.V.s of the more prominent Volkswagen Group.

In terms of efficiency, Volkswagen claims that thanks to the electric motor on the back axle of the E.V. hatch, which carries out 204 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and a maximum torque of 229 pound-feet (310 Newton-meters), you should be prepared to "move quickly." There are no exact acceleration numbers, but the automaker says the top speed is limited to 100 mph (160 kph) electronically.

Volkswagen will only supply the ID.3 1ST edition that is well fitted with a satellite navigation system, hot front seats and steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels and more, even in its base form. In the compact car section on the European market, V.W. claims this is similar to the Comfort machinery range.

A parking camera, adaptive cruise control, keyless access, and system start, refined upholstery, tinted windows, matrix LED headlights, and 19-inch wheels are also added to the more expensive Plus launch model. There's also a head-up display range-topping ID.3 1ST Max, Beats premium audio system, panoramic roof, and 20 inchers.


V.W. claims the base model of the ID.3 will only cost up to 50kW, and holders who want to charge quicker (up to 100kW) will have to pay additional; 100kW loading will come standard on the mid-range 58kWh variant, while even faster 125kW storage will be accessible on the top-tier ID.3. The firm also offers on the battery pack of the ID.3 an eight year/160,000 kilometer warranty.


Also, the ID.3 is the first in a range of "I.D."-branded vehicles, many of which we have seen in idea shape already. V.W. will launch a hybrid SUV (I.D. Crozz), a sedan (I.D. Vizzion), a bigger SUV (I.D. Roomzz) over the next few years, and will relaunch its classic microbus and dune buggy as all-electric cars (I.D. Buzz and I.D. Buggy, respectively).

While from the outside the ID.3 may look like an enhanced Golf, V.W. claims it's going to be far more spacious inside.

By removing the internal combustion engine, placing the electric motor straight on the back wheel, and placing the batteries in the ground of the vehicle, the automaker can stretch the car forward, thereby opening up earlier unavailable room for the developers of the company.

The outcome should be a profile-compact car, but more convenient to drive in, and more space than a vehicle of this type. When it comes to E.V.s, extra space is a simple promise, but it may be even more critical in a car like the ID.3, which will cost less than nearly any other all-electric on the market. In this respect, V.W. is probable to hammer as it speeds up to the car's launch in 2020.