VW showed a new electric car, ID.3

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VW showed a new electric car, ID.3

The first representative of the family of electric cars VW will be shown next week at the Frankfurt motor show.

The concept, based on which the created ID.3, debuted in September 2016 at the Paris motor show. The current model will be the first fully electric production model of the brand, built on the platform of MEB (Modulare E-Antriebs-Baukasten). In the future, the company will show other members of the family ID, which will have the same “truck”, but they are below. Volkswagen previously shared photos from the masked test hatch, but now the Germans have revealed the first image of the model without camouflage.

VW has published a teaser on the social network Twitter: in the picture visible light left serial electric vehicle ID.3. Recall, the company is positioning the model as a mass affordable electric car: the concern I hope that he will become the most popular “female” car in the world.

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Characteristics are already known. The Volkswagen ID.3, the base rear-wheel drive, the electric motor placed on the rear axle. Depending on the version of the hatchback will be offered with a battery capacity of 45, 58 or 77 kW*h of power Reserve of 330, 420 or 550 kilometers, respectively (the calculation is conducted according to the WLTP cycle). In order to drive 290 km, the battery can be 30 minutes of “fill” with the help of a charger with a capacity of 100 kW.

Despite the fact that the serial version of the model is still not submitted applications for the purchase of the first 30 thousand copies ID.3 started in may of 2019. As told in the series, 1st Edition is already completely sold on pre-orders. The majority of applications came from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. Cars sparsely equipped with a 204-horsepower electric motor and a battery capacity of 58 kWh.

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Volkswagen intends to start production ID.3. at the end of 2019 at the factory in Zwickau (Germany), now there is release Golf and Passat. Delivery of carts will begin in the first half of next year. In Germany the price of the base car is about 30 thousand euros, equivalent to nearly 2.2 million rubles at the current rate. Electric car sparsely 1st Edition costs 40 thousand euros. For comparison, the most affordable version of the Tesla Model 3, the Germans can buy for 43 € 390.

In addition to the hatchback, the family ID will also include the minivan, based on the concept of Buzz, kupeobrazny crossover utility vehicle “based on” Crozz, sedan, which will be the embodiment of Vizzion, and crossover, “inspired” Roomzz. In addition, the range of electric cars by VW in the future can be extended even brutal SUV. If the model will give the “green light”, it will compete with Jeep Wrangler, Land Rover Defender and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. And, of course, in front of a scattering of electric vehicles from other brands of VW group (Skoda, Audi and SEAT) – they will get a platform MEB.