Volkswagen’s ID3 is aiming to start the largest electric vehicle offensive in the automotive industry, the Volkswagen Group is ready to produce 33 more vehicles off of the MEB platform in the next three years. But is the ID3 really the game changer the industry has been waiting for? Is this the car that will bring electric mobility to the masses?
The Interior of the ID3 is very futuristic. Almost a little too futuristic, we like the minimal look and feel but we aren’t sure how many people will love it. The interior also have a lot of plastic, we feel like we’re sitting in a cacoon of plastic. It’s clear why this decision was made, it’s more cost effictive to go with plastic than a more expensive material. Keeping the costs low are key to the success of the ID3
When it comes to battery and range Volkswagen says that it will be equipped with the medium-size battery pack option that has a capacity of 58 kWh for a range of 420 km (261 miles) based on the WLTP standard.
The regular production version of the ID.3 will be offered with three different battery pack options.
The 58 kWh represents the mid-range option, and VW will also offer 45 and 77 kWh battery packs. VW has given ID.3 a quick charge function. The 77 kWh battery can be charged in 30 minutes which will give you 260km of range. This should end your worries about fear of range since you’ll get about 800km with just one stop. VW obtains it battery cells from various suppliers but they are still guaranteeing of 8 years or 160,000km on the battery.