Volkswagen has now opened its orders of the ID.3 to the public after the automaker made those who hadn’t pre-booked wait for over a month following the limited run of its 1st-edition EV.
Customers around Europe will be able to choose from seven pre-configured ID.3 models at dealerships and will be able to order the appropriate charging equipment, too. New buyers will also benefit from attractive concessions for charging via WeCharge for up to 3 years.
“We are overwhelmed by the loyalty shown by so many pre-bookers. A large majority of these customers have already ordered their 1st from dealers. Other customers, who have had to wait for the start of production sales, will now be able to order.” says Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales.
The six out of the seven models offered by Volkwagen are as follows: Life; Style; Business; Family; Tech; Max. Earliest delivery for all trims will be in October 2020.
These models are based on the basic model ID.3 Pro Performance with a 58-kWh battery that yields up to 261 miles (420 km) of driving range. The car’s 150 kW motor delivers 310 Nm of torque and will get to 37mph in 3.4 seconds.
Without optional equipment, the ID.3 ProPerformance costs €35,574.95 (~£32,374).
The ID.3 “Life” starts at €37,787.72 (~£34,388) and is intended for customers looking for an economical entry-level car without having to sacrifice on comfort. This variant includes a heated steering wheel and seats and two additional USB-C ports.
For those who want a little more in terms of aesthetics, the ‘Style’ trim starts from €40,946.04 (~£37,262). This model includes matrix LED headlamps, LED tail lights with dynamic swiping function, and a panoramic glass roof.
As for the ‘Business’ trim, it starts from €41,287.22 (~£37,572) and includes matrix LED headlamps and tinted windows, comfort package and assistant package with rear-view camera and Keyless Access.
Moving up to the ‘Family’ trim that starts from €42,305.87 (~£38,499), this trim offers considerable amounts of space, light and convenience with the inclusion of matrix LED headlamps and a large panoramic glass roof; the comfort package also includes a 2-zone air conditioning system and the assistant package comes with a rear-view camera; keyless entry also comes as standard.
The ‘Tech’ trim, which starts at €44,810 (£40,778) comes with matrix LED headlamps, Travel Assist, Side Assist and Emergency Assist, a Head-up Display and a Premium Sound package.
As for the ‘Max’ trim, it comes with almost everything above and an electric 12-way massage seat, progressive steering and DCC (Dynamic Cruise Control) on board for €43,680.32 (~£39,750).
In addition to the seven pre-configured models, customers in Germany will also be able to order the two basic models ID.3 Pro Performance and ID.3 ProS, a four-seat model with a larger battery for a longer range.
VW also offers the ID.3 ‘Tour’, which starts at €40,936.3 (~£37,253). It’ll be based on the four-seat ProS model, which allows for a bigger battery (77 kWh); it nets an all-electric driving range of 342 miles (550 km) and has support for a 125 kW DC input.
A ‘Pure’ entry-level model with a range of up to 205 miles (330 km) will be available for under €30,000 (£27,301) a few months later.
Under its electric offensive, Volkswagen is planning to offer electric vehicles in all of the main vehicle segments by 2022. Volkswagen has planned to invest €33 billion up to 2024, €11 billion of which is earmarked for the Volkswagen brand alone. For 2025, the brand expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars.