The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Hatchback: The Complete Guide

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Overview


Volkswagen AG, the Germany automotive group is one of the leading automotive companies in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry. Volkswagen has committed to an investment up to Euro 30 billion by 2023. It aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles by 2025 and launch up to 70 new EV models over the next 10 years.

With the launch of its electric vehicle ID. Family, VW is fast cementing a dominant position to become the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer by 2028, with the automotive behemoth planning to manufacturer 22 million electric vehicles.  The VW ID. Family includes:

  • The all-electric ID.3
  • The all-electric ID.4
  • The all-electric e-Golf
  • The all-electric e-up!
  • The all-electric ID.Crozz (concept)
  • The all-electric ID.R (concept)
  • The all-electric ID.Vizzion (concept)
  • The all-electric ID.Space Vizzion (concept)

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The All-Electric VW ID.3 Hatchback


The launch of the Volkswagen ID.3 five-door family hatchback is part of the company’s broader strategy, to offer affordable EVs to the mass-market via the VW ID. family range of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The 2020 ID.3 was first shown as the concept ID prototype electric car at the Paris Motor Show in 2016. 

The all-new ID.3 five-door hatchback launch model ‘ID.3 1st Edition’ was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The EV model has been positioned as an affordable electric car for ‘everyone’.  The battery-electric vehicle (BEV) ID.3 model is marked as ‘3’, as this will be the third most important chapter for the German automotive company, after the Beetle and Golf models.

The plug-in electric car uses the MEB bespoke electric platform. Manufacturing commenced in November 2019. As another first for Volkswagen, the ID.3 is carbon neutral upon delivery to its customers.

The pure electric ID.3 has received positive reviews from Auto CarAuto Express and What Car?. According to What Car “There are few electric cars that ride any better, unless you spend an awful lot more dosh.” The ID.3 is can be leased via e-zoomed at fantastic price. Simply follow this link!

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 (credit: VW)
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available for certain models
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (8 Options)
ID.3 City (from £30,870)
ID.3 Style (from £34,970)
ID.3 Life (from £32,470)
ID.3 Business (from £35,710)
ID.3 Family (from £36,640)
ID.3 Tech (from £39,500)
ID.3 Max (from £41,530)
ID.3 Tour (from £42,600)

PROSCONS
A good option for families looking to switch to pure electric drivingWill disappoint those seeking a futuristic styling and design
Design is ‘familiar’ and not futuristicInfotainment system could be improved
Good range and vast options of battery sizesInterior materials feel cheap for some variants at higher price
Plenty of space (boot and interior)Rear view slightly limited
Good performanceSoftware delays

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in three battery size (45 kWh, 58 kWh, 77 kWh)
Charging:50 kW rapid charging standard. Mid-range models 100kW and top-end model 125kW
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Dimensions
Height (mm):1568
Width (mm):1809
Length (mm):4261
Wheelbase (mm):2770

ID.3 City Pure Performance
EV Battery Capacity:45 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):217 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):292 miles (city)
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:8.9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):110
Max Power (PS):150
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,772

ID.3 Style Pure Performance
EV Battery Capacity:45 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):214 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):289 miles (city)
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:8.9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):110
Max Power (PS):150
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,772

ID.3 Life Pro
EV Battery Capacity:58 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):263 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):358 miles (city)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:9.6 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):275
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,805

ID.3 Business Pro
EV Battery Capacity:58 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):262 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):356 miles (city)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:9.6 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):107
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):275
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,805

ID.3 Family Pro
EV Battery Capacity:58 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):260 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):352 miles (city)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:9.6 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):107 kW
Max Power (PS):145
Torque (Nm):275
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,805

ID.3 Tech Pro Performance
EV Battery Capacity:58 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):260 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):355 miles (city)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:7.3 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (PS):204
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,805

ID.3 Max Pro Performance
EV Battery Capacity:58 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):258 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):351 miles (city)
Charging:100 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:7.3 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (PS):204
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,805

ID.3 Tour Pro S
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):336 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):466 miles (city)
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:99 mph
0-62 mph:7.9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):150
Max Power (PS):204
Torque (Nm):310
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,934

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 (credit: VW)
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 (credit: VW)
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 (credit: VW)
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 (credit: VW)
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 (credit: VW)
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.3 Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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