– The ID.three is the primary totally electrical mannequin primarily based on the brand new MEB platform.
– Claimed electrical vary between 330 and 550 kilometres
– Will go on sale by mid-2020.
Volkswagen has been busy grinding gears with its electrification programme for just a few years already. Now, the primary fruit of its electrification push might be seen at upcoming Frankfurt Motor Present, the place the ID.three will break cowl because the German carmaker’s first all-electric automobile.
We’ve seen the ID.three present process testing on many events and this Golf-sized electrical hatchback has additionally been previewed within the ID Idea. It’s primarily based on the specifically developed MEB (modular electrical drive matrix) which will even underpin all of the upcoming electrical automobiles underneath Volkswagen Group umbrella.
The ID.three has three completely different battery sizes obtainable – 77kWh massive battery pack, 58kWh medium-sized battery pack, and 45kWh small battery pack. A spread between 330-550 kilometres is claimed underneath the WLTP cycle, relying on the battery measurement. In the meantime, a fast charging facility will allow 290 kilometres of cost in simply 30 minutes (at 100kW charging capability). Volkswagen will even assure on the ID batteries for eight years or 160,000 kilometres. Energy output might be rated at round 150kW (200bhp) despatched to rear-wheels solely.
In accordance with the German carmaker, the ID.three follows the Beetle and the Golf marking the introduction of the third main chapter of the historical past of the model. The primary 30,000 models of the ID.three might be offered as the primary version with completely different stage of apparatus, bookings of which began in Could. And, as the bottom value for the ID.three is anxious, it’s claimed to begin at round EUR 30,000 in Germany. Which suggests will probably be priced on par with automobiles like Volkswagen Golf and Toyota Corolla. One other spotlight with the Group’s first electrical automobile is the truth that the ID.three might be carbon-neutral over its service life if consumers constantly cost their automobiles utilizing renewable vitality.
Manufacturing of the ID.three will begin on the finish of 2019 with first automobiles slated to roll out by mid-2020. What’s extra, the Volkswagen exhibition stand at Frankfurt might be specializing in electrical mobility, the place the ID.three will share the stage with different research within the ID household.