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The Volkswagen ID.3 Will Celebrate Its World Premiere At the IAA 2019

The first model in the ID. series comes as no surprise to enthusiasts at this moment, but Volkswagen would like to remind everyone the ID.3 is getting closer to series-production reality. The world debut is scheduled for the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, marking “the third major chapter of strategic importance for the history of the brand” after the Beetle and Golf.
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Hyping words, alright! But looking at the bigger picture, Volkswagen plans to sell a lot of these babies right off the bat. The ID. series will continue to grow as we move forward into the 2020s, and in the long run, the German juggernaut intends to out-Tesla the peeps at Tesla. It’s a tall order for sure, but nevertheless, Volkswagen is the bigger of the two automakers.

What is certain is that the MEB vehicle platform is the building block for the electric onslaught, a modular architecture that will be shared with Skoda, SEAT, and Audi within the group. The Ford Motor Company has entered an EV partnership with Volkswagen, meaning that the MEB could be shared with the Blue Oval for next-generation models.

The base price for the ID.3 in Germany will be below 30,000 euros, undercutting the Tesla Model 3 sedan as well as the Nissan Leaf hatchback. Speaking of the best-selling electric vehicle out there, the Volkswagen has five more kilowatt-hours to offer and a 330-kilometer range. Medium-sized and large options are also available, featuring 58 and 77 kWh. The WLTP range for the most expensive ID.3 is rated at 550 kilometers.

Volkswagen guarantees the battery’s capacity for eight years or 160,000 kilometers in Europe, and in the first instance, the ID.3 1ST will roll out to dealerships in the Old Continent. This special edition promises “fantastic levels of equipment” and a limited run of 30,000 examples.

E-mobility is the key topic at Volkswagen’s exhibition stand at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the big day is September 10th. The IAA runs until September 22nd, and the doors open for the public on September 14th.

 
 
 
 
 

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