With the ID.3, Volkswagen aims to achieve nothing less than a revolutionary turn in its product strategy. With its position in the mainstream market for compact vehicles, the new electric car could even knock the Golf off the throne, the vehicle manufacturer's long-standing profit maker. The technical data of the ID.3 is quite similar to that of the Golf in many respects like size, transport capacity and performance. Equipped with three different battery options between 48 and 82 kWh, the ID.3 offers maximum ranges between 330 and 550 km according to the WLTP standard. However, the price of 30,000 euros upwards is still slightly above the golf level.
The vehicle has a rear-wheel drive via a synchronous machine located on the rear axle with an electrical output of up to 150 kW (204 hp). Optionally, the ID.3 can be equipped with an all-wheel drive. An additional asynchronous motor on the front axle is used for this purpose, which provides a further 75 kW.