“The ID.3 is the world’s first overall CO2-neutral electric car,” said Diess at the Volkswagen Group’s Group Night. That is possible because 100-percent green energy is used to produce both the batteries and the cars themselves. To compensate for the unavoidable emissions, Volkswagen is supporting climate protection projects – the first of which will be run in the rain forests of Borneo. When customers later drive their ID.3 car, it will be up to them to continue using green energy for charging – energy for which Volkswagen is providing suitable services via its Elli (“Electric Life”) subsidiary. For the start of the ID.3, the brand is also bringing the matching wallbox onto the market: With the ID. Charger, customers in future will be able to charge their e-cars quickly and conveniently at home.
The ID. charger will come in two versions with different charging levels.
“The ID.3 marks the start of a major e-mobility campaign for the Volkswagen brand,” said the CEO. He stressed that the campaign encompasses the entire Group. Audi has already successfully launched the e-tron. Just a few days ago, Porsche celebrated the premiere of the Taycan, the world’s sportiest electric car. The improved e-up! with nearly twice its previous range is also having its world premiere at the IAA. “We will be bringing almost 70 new electric cars onto the market by 2028,” announced Diess.