Volkswagen is entering a new era of mobility
The third great chapter in the history of Volkswagen starts with the ID.3. Just like the first Beetle and the Golf Mk1, the all-electric compact car represents the start of a new era: it is the first electric car to offer unrestricted everyday usability while at the same time being affordable for millions of customers.
The modular electric drive matrix (MEB) on which the ID.3 is based serves as the technical foundation for the electric offensive and will permit realisation of many more electric models. The MEB fully exploits the possibilities offered by a fully electric drive: it provides the ID.3 with a very generously sized interior, powerful driving performance and ranges of up to 549 km (in WLTP). The fast charging capability is another strength when driving long distances.
Large battery and rear-wheel drive. The high-voltage battery is installed low down in the underbody, ensuring a low centre of gravity and agile handling. The electric drive motor drives the rear wheels, resulting in excellent traction. The motor recuperates energy when the vehicle is braked and feeds this back into the battery. The wheels are aerodynamically optimised and have a diameter of 18 to 20 inches, while the tyres have only low rolling resistance.
New design for a new era. The revolutionary character of the ID.3 is already clear at first glance. The exterior design of the car is both soft and flowing as well as firm and concentrated, it trusts in strong proportions and does without any superfluous trim elements. The ID.3 is a car for sustainable mobility and is a true Volkswagen at the same time.