No reason to worry: the ID.3 boasts some technical refinements that you can use to keep calm.
With the ID.3 Pro S, a battery charge level of 10 percent still provides a range of around 55 kilometres. Even more than that in stop-and-go traffic. The reason: at speeds of 20–30 km/h, the power consumption level for the ID.3 Pro S is around 10 kWh/100 km (WLTP). The largest battery has a capacity of 77 kWh, meaning that it would be possible to drive 770 kilometres. This would equate to 77 kilometres with a charge level of 10 percent. The average Volkswagen customer drives about 40 kilometres per day. So, this should be sufficient to get a significant majority of commuters to their destination.
Generally, the combined consumption for the ID.3 Pro S is just 17.7 to 15.9 kWh per 100 kilometres. In addition, almost all the energy from the electric motor can be converted into motion energy. The efficiency level for an electric car can reach 90 percent! The maximum level for a car with a combustion engine is 40 percent, with the remainder escaping as heat.
If it looks like the destination may not be reached, it is possible to turn down the performance levels for the heating system, air conditioning or the radio. The intelligent ID.3 battery management system performs this step itself as soon as the battery charge level drops below five percent, entering what is known as “Turtle Mode”.
The proportional consumption of the auxiliary units increases as the average speed decreases. Therefore, stop-and-go traffic has the greatest potential for saving energy - if it comes down to that. You certainly won’t be left standing: cities such as Hamburg, Berlin or Munich are each already home to more than 1,000 charging stations). The Volkswagen brand is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure at its German sites. Some 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW power. Some 2,000 charging points in total are expected to be in operation by the end of 2021 – over 50 percent more than at present.