Volkswagen ID.3: 'Electric people's car' goes on sale | New Release - Car News Jul 2020

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09:42 Thursday 23 Jul 2020

UK order books for the new Volkswagen ID.3 are now open.

The move allows those who have already placed a deposit on the ID.3 to confirm and specify their new car.

Dubbed the ‘electric people’s car’ by Volkswagen, the ID.3 is powered by a 58kWh battery with a 260 mile range on a full charge.  A 100kW CCS charger boosts that range by a further 180 miles after just half-an-hour of charging. The battery is covered by an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty.  The powertrain gives the ID.3 a 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds, and a top speed of 99mph.

The launch model is the ID.3 1st Edition, priced from £38,880 not including any Government grant funding.  The special edition model comes with exclusive badging, two-tone honeycomb decals, LED headlights with Matrix Beam and Welcome Light, 19-inch Andoya alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, a black-coloured roof, side skirts, boot, and rear spoiler, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, Lane Assist, parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a 10-inch infotainment system with natural voice control function, a fully digital dashboard, 30-colour e ambient lighting, and quirky ‘Play’ and ‘Pause’ symbols on the pedals.  Four paint colours and three interior colour schemes are available.  The ID.3 range will eventually consist of seven different models.

Those who pre-booked and ID.3 1st Edition will also get 2,000 kWh of renewable power dispensed for free via We Charge, a benefit worth around £500.

Volkswagen aim to be carbon neutral by 2050, and the ID.3’s production processes are a step towards achieving this goal.

 

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