Volkswagen has unveiled its all-electric ID.3 at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. This vehicle is the symbol of a new era for the brand. The ID.3 extends the Volkswagen offering as the first model of a completely new generation of pure electric vehicles – featuring zero local emissions, outstanding efficiency, and full connectivity. The long wheelbase of the MEB layout, combined with very short overhangs, results in an expansive vehicle interior. With the room and spaciousness this creates, the five-seater ID.3 sets new standards in the compact class.
The ID. light, which is also new, supports drivers with an LED strip during navigation and can, for instance, prompt them to brake in the event of any dangers. All controls – including those on the electrically adjustable multifunction steering wheel – are operated using touch functions featuring touch-sensitive buttons. Only the electric windows and hazard warning lights are still operated using tactile switches.
The ID.3 will be available with three battery size options, a 45 kWh with provides a range of up to 330 kilometres, a 58 kWh which sees range increase to 420kms and a 77-kWh battery that can achieve 550kms. The entry level model will be priced at around €30,000 in Germany, Irish prices are yet to be confirmed.