Electric drive motor
The electric drive motor in the ID.3 is located at the rear and delivers an output of 150 kW (204 PS) and a torque of 310 newton-metres (Nm). The rear-wheel drive that already proved itself in the first generation ensures agile handling and good traction, while also permitting a small turning circle of just 10.3 metres. The vehicle is powered by a synchronous motor (PSM) that offers efficiency well above 90 per cent in almost all driving situations. The electric motor is positioned above the rear axle and sends its torque to a two-stage, one-speed gearbox including differential. Including the power and control electronics, which processes the control signals and switches the currents, the drive unit weighs only about 90 kilograms.
The ID.3 is available with two different battery sizes: 58 and 77 kWh. The lithium-ion battery plays a decisive role in the ID.3’s all-round qualities. With its net energy content of 77 kWh, the large battery gives the ID.3 Pro S a range of up to 546 kilometres (WLTP). In the ID.3 Pro, with a net battery energy content of 58 kWh, the range is up to 426 kilometres (WLTP).
The battery housing is made from aluminium profiles and is installed flat in the vehicle floor where it is protected by a solid underbody guard and strong frame. It accommodates the battery modules, each of which houses 24 cells with a flexible outer shell. A floor plate with built-in water channels keeps the modules at their ideal operating temperature of about 25 degrees Celsius – this benefits power output, fast DC charging and the service life. After eight years of operation or a mileage of 160,000 kilometres, the battery still has at least 70 per cent of its original net capacity – protected by a Volkswagen warranty.
We Charge is the name of the ecosystem for convenient, connected and sustainable charging of electric vehicles set up by Volkswagen. This offers the ideal solution for any situation – whether on a long journey, out and about or at home. At a quick-charging station, the battery of the ID.3 Pro S can be charged from five to 80 per cent within 30 minutes with a charging capacity of up to 170 kW. The ID.3 Pro needs 35 minutes with a charging capacity of up to 120 kW.