Volkswagen Unveils Its Affordable Electric Car ID.3

The electric car Volkswagen ID.3, which first made an appearance as a concept car in September 2016 at the Paris motor show has come a long way as the parent company is all set to start production of this electric car and launch it next year.

Volkswagen ID.3 Electric

The German carmaker and one of the world’s leading auto giant, Volkswagen has premiered affordable electric vehicle ID.3 which is a part of its I.D. series at the Frankfurt motor show. This electric car is based on MEB platform and is touted to compete with US electric car maker Tesla.

The electric car Volkswagen ID.3, which first made an appearance as a concept car in September 2016 at the Paris motor show has come a long way as the parent company is all set to start production of this electric car and launch it next year.

The company has remained tight-lipped about the date but the car will be priced around Rs 24 lakh or under €30,000. VW ID.3 will be rolled out in three variants which will offer between roughly 330 and 550 kilometers of range. However, real-world range may be more like 230–280 kilometers.

VW ID.3 interior view

The ID.3 is an all-electric hatchback by Volkswagen that comes in three different battery configurations. The base model of the ID.3, which has a 45kWh battery and will offer 330 kilometers of range, while the two larger capacity variants of the car will feature 58kWh and 77kWh batteries, and will respectively offer around 420 and 550 kilometres per charge.

Volkswagen ID.3 interiors feature a spacious cabin. Drivers and passengers will find an interior that is quite high-tech. The focus is a new 10-inch touchscreen that adds beauty to the middle of the ID.3’s dashboard. VW has also opted to rely on touch-sensitive buttons everywhere in the cabin except windows and the hazard lights. It has an optional ‘augmented reality’ heads-up display that projects information onto the ID.3’s windshield, and voice-activated controls that can be triggered by saying ‘Hello ID.’

With its launch, VW can lure the customers of Hyundai Kona, Nissan Leaf and Tesla as these have long queues for delivery in Europe and America and add that Tesla cars are more expensive as well. So the production capacity at the time of its launch will play a huge role in pre-orders and delivery, and at the same time which markets VW decides to launch and when.

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