It’s not often the case that you can feel and touch the future – but you will even be able to see it at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, where the new ID.3* from Volkswagen – the first fully electric production car from the all-new ID. model family – will celebrate its world premiere. The base price for the ID.3 will be less than €30,000. The ID.3 has the potential to usher in a new era of large-scale production of electric vehicles. Volkswagen plans to be selling 150,000 electric vehicles worldwide as early as 2020, and to then increase this figure to more than one million per year starting in 2025. With the ID.3, which will be presented for the first time without any camouflage at the IAA world premiere (12–22 September 2019), this major electric mobility offensive will begin. The overriding goal here is to eventually establish mobility with CO2-neutral balance. Within the framework of its “goTOzero” strategy, the Volkswagen Group plans to make its entire automotive value chain, the vehicles themselves and the energy used to operate them run with a CO2-neutral balance by the middle of this century.
The fully electric ID.3 at IAA 2019 from the MEB product line for electric vehicles demonstrates a CO2-neutral balance and impresses with the high levels of driving dynamics characteristic of electric cars. It has been fully networked and, in the ID.3 1ST special edition, enables electrically powered ranges of up to 420 kilometres (WLTP) with initially three equipment variants. All ID.3 1ST models feature the most popular battery variant that provides a usable energy content of 58 kWh. The series production version will later also offer a smaller battery option with an energy content of 45 kWh and a range of up to 330 kilometres as well as a larger battery with an energy content of 77 kWh and a maximum range of 550 kilometres. Thanks to its fast charging capability, at a charging output of 100 kW it is possible to recharge the ID.3 1ST with enough energy within 30 minutes to cover a range of around 290 kilometres (WLTP) – a significantly longer range than had previously been possible in the compact vehicle segment.
*The vehicle is not yet available for sale in Europe