The Volkswagen ID.3 will be the first model in the electric ID. range of cars, and more than 10,000 registrations were received throughout Europe during the first 24 hours after bookings opened for the ID.3.
The ID.3 will have ranges from 205 to 340 miles (WLTP), with the pre-booking special edition ID.3 1ST having a range of up to 260 miles (WLTP). While the recommended base price for the ID.3 production model in Germany will be lower than €30,000 (around £25,750) for the smallest version, the exclusive special edition is being offered at less than €40,000 (around £34,337). These prices apply before the deduction of state subsidies.
Volkswagen is offering pre-bookers who purchase a ID.3 1ST the possibility of charging electric power at no cost for the first year up to a maximum of 2,000 kWh at all public charging points connected to the Volkswagen charging app WeCharge and using the pan-European rapid charging network IONITY. Volkswagen is participating in this network, which offers eco-power where this is technically feasible. The ID.3 is to be delivered to customers in carbon-neutral form. Production of the ID.3 1ST is to start at the end of 2019 and the first vehicles are to be delivered in mid-2020.
Volkswagen is aiming to become the number one electric brand globally by 2025, with more than 20 purely electrically driven models and more than a million vehicles sold annually, all of which being both networked and emission-free. More than 200 pre-production vehicles of the ID.3 have already been manufactured.
Every member of this model family will bear the name ID., which represents a new, independent series of products in the brand portfolio. The ID. will make e-mobility accessible to a broad spectrum of customers. The name ID. stands for intelligent design, identity and visionary technologies. The model name ‘3’ indicates that the ID. belongs to the compact segment.
The official world premiere of the ID.3 will be at the IAA international motor show.
Following the launch of the ID.3, additional models will roll out, such as those previewed by the concept cars ID. CROZZ, ID. VIZZION and ID. ROOMZZ, and which will in the future also be named with model numbers.