While Volkswagen plans eventually to sell the ID.3 in three different range configurations, the 30,000 “First Edition” variants the company is manufacturing initially will feature a 58kWh battery with 100kW DC or 11kW AC fast charging. Using the WLTP standard, the automaker claims that this model will get about 261 miles on a single charge.
The First Edition will be available in three trims, with the basic one set to cost under €40,000 (approximately $45,400). At the top end, the Max trim will cost under €50,000 (about $56,780) but will come with extras like an augmented reality heads-up display, two additional loudspeakers and driver-assist features.
While it’s not slated to make its way to North America, Volkswagen has a lot riding on the ID.3. It’s the car that’s supposed to launch the automaker’s big electrification push. TheMEB platformit’s built on will also form the base of its upcomingNorth American-bound ID.4 EV.
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