The German Volkswagen has officially named its first fully electric model from the ID ID family ID.3.
Photo: promo from VW
A model that can be compared to the Golf in terms of appearance and size, comes in the EV segment and costs less than 30,000 euros in Germany.
It is the first serial car to be launched by the VW Group on the new electric MEB architecture and will first appear in a special series called "First Edition", which will amount to less than 40,000 euros.
"With ID 3, we will make an electric car available for the broad masses," said VW Jirgen Stackman, sales director.
According to VW it has an autonomy of 420 kilometers between the two charging cycles according to the new WLTP standards.
The basic model ID.3 has an autonomy of 330 km and the version with the largest battery will be able to cover 550 km. For a half-hour charge, the smallest battery has 260 km of power.
The possibility to book is open and for this it is necessary to pay a deposit of 1,000 euros, and those who do this receive 2,000 kWh of electricity free of charge in the first year of ownership from VW.
ID 3 is 4,100 mm long, 1,800 mm wide, 1,530 mm high, which means that it is 155 mm shorter, 1 mm wide and 78 mm larger than the seventh generation of the Golf.
However, smaller external dimensions cannot be felt in the interior, on the contrary, ID3 will have much more room for travelers than the most popular European compact car.
VW will officially present ID3 at the Frankfurt motor show in mid-September, and the first delivery will start in a year.
Volkswagen plans to produce an average of 100,000 units annually and the group's plan is to sell more than 10 million electric vehicles in the next ten years.
After ID.3, the VW will start launching other family IDs, all bearing names from 1 to 10, which will replace the concept driven concepts: the Crozz SUV, the Vizion limousine, the Buzz minibus and the Roomzz luxury SUV.