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Frankfurt Motor Show| Volkswagen's electric future - new ID.3 to make it's global debut

2019-09-02 08:45
Volkswagen ID.3

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Electric mobility is Volkswagen's focus at Frankfurt motorshow as the German automaker is set to debut its new ID.3 electric car. 

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.

There is no shortage of driving pleasure either; putting your foot down on the ID.3 1ST will see you accelerate rapidly, all thanks to its rear-wheel drive and 150kW. 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.

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 enjoyed a successful launch taking pre-bookings for the ID.3 1ST Edition, an exclusive special edition boasting fantastic levels of equipment, limited to a run of just 30,000 vehicles.

What is certain is that any concerns about battery range are a thing of the past with the ID.3. That's because the ID.3 has three different battery sizes available; a large battery (77 kWh), a medium-sized battery (58 kWh) and a small battery (45 kWh).

A range of between 330km and 550km (as per WLTP) is possible depending on the battery selection. Thanks to its excellent charging capacity, a range of approximately 290km can be recharged in just 30 minutes (at 100kW charging capacity). Volkswagen will also guarantee the capacity of the ID. batteries for eight years or 160 000km.

Volkswagen ID.3

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Another highlight with the Group’s first electric vehicle is the fact that the ID.3 will be carbon-neutral over its service life if buyers consistently charge their vehicles using renewable energy.


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