ID.3 1st – the limited-edition launch
The first edition of the ID.3 has the larger 58 kWh battery which is driven by an electric motor at the rear axle. It generates 150 kW and delivers a maximum torque of 310 newton metres, enabling the ID.3 to accelerate to 60 km/h in 3.4 sec. with a single gear – driving fun guaranteed.
The ID.3 1st comes with a one-year charging credit and is available in three fixed configurations that are geared towards typical customer wishes. In addition, customers can choose the paintwork color and the vehicle interior’s color.
The basic version of the ID.3 1st costs under €40,000 in Germany and includes a navigation system, a DAB+ digital radio, ‘Air Care Climatronic’ air conditioning system with 2-zone climate control, seat heating and steering wheel heating, armrests at the front, fast charging with 100kW direct current (DC) or 11kW alternating current (AC) and 18-inch alloy wheels. Standard features include ‘Light Assist’, natural voice control and ‘ID. light’ in the interior, and many more.
The ID.3 1st Plus (priced below €46,000) additionally features a rear view camera system and the ‘Keyless Advanced’ keyless access locking and starting system. The vehicle interior of the ID.3 1st Plus also includes a center console with two additional USB-C connections in the rear. Forming part of the exterior equipment scope are tinted windows, the exterior ‘Style’ package in silver, LED rear tail lights with dynamic turn signal and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The top-of-the-range version, the ID.3 1st Max for under €50,000, also includes an augmented reality head-up display (AR), two additional loudspeakers, a large panorama roof as well as 20-inch alloy wheels. This equipment scope is supplemented by the ‘Travel Assist’ driver assistant including the ‘Side Assist’ lane change assistant and ‘Emergency Assist’ as well as the ‘Comfort’ telephony function with inductive charging. Comfortable seats including electrically adjustable front seats with massage function round off the equipment scope for the ID.3 1st Max.
Investing billions in e-mobility
Under its electric offensive, the Volkswagen brand is planning to offer electric vehicles in all of the main vehicle segments by 2022. Volkswagen is seeking to become the world market leader in e-mobility over the coming years and is therefore investing €33 billion throughout the Group up to 2024, €11 billion of which is earmarked for the Volkswagen brand alone. For 2025, the Volkswagen brand expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars.