The company Volkswagen has announced that the electric car VW ID.3 and all other members of the family of electric vehicles ID will receive the support of high-speed charging of up to 125 kW, as well as the warranty on the battery for 8 years or 160 thousand km of mileage. This is great news for those who are just trying to enter the world of electric cars, but the cost of repair and may discourage potential buyers, writes Znaj.ua.
German automaker ensures that at the expiration of 8 years or 160 thousand km mileage battery capacity will be at least 70% of the original. Thus, for the starting version ID.3 1ST with 58 kWh battery and a power reserve of 420 km this means maintaining capacity of at least 40.6 per kWh and a cruising range of 300 km. Yes, the equivalent of the distance is already small, but not all regular cars can last 8 years without any breakdowns.
The Volkswagen expect that in 50% of cases, the owners of electric vehicles VW ID. will charge them at home, in 20% of cases – at work, 25% in public places and only 5% on recharges on highways. However, the company will take care about the highways, and to put a few charging stations on most highways.