VW inaugurates the electrified era: pre-orders for the electric ID.3 open
Volkswagen yesterday starts pre-booking in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric line, the ID.3 (in the picture, in a camouflaged version), as well as the first ever brand car available in pre-booking.
With immediate effect, potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID.3 1ST by paying a registration deposit of €1,000. The ID.3 1ST special edition includes high-quality, high-performance equipment. Volkswagen is equipping the ID.3 1ST with the medium-sized battery option later available for the ID.3 series.
With the three series battery options, ranges between 330 and up to 550 kilometers in accordance with WLTP will be possible. The pre-booking special edition has a range of 420 km. While the base recommended price of the ID.3 series model with the smallest battery version starts at under €30,000, the exclusive ID.3 1ST special edition will be available for less than €40,000 (before the deduction of the state subsidy in each case).
Volkswagen is offering ID.3 1ST buyers the possibility of taking electric power for their vehicles free of charge for the first year (to a maximum of 2,000 kWh).
The ID.3 is to be delivered to customers in carbon neutral form. Both battery cell production and ID. production are oriented towards this goal, for example with the consistent use of power from renewable sources. Unavoidable emissions in the production process will be compensated for by certified climate projects.
Production of the ID.3 1ST is to start at the end of 2019 and the first vehicles are to be delivered to customers in mid-2020.
Volkswagen is offering the ID.3 1ST special edition in four colors and three versions. All the versions will feature large wheel rims and comprehensive equipment: the ID.3 1ST with comprehensive convenience features, including voice control and navigation system, the ID.3 1ST Plus with additional IQ. Light and bi-color exterior and interior design, and the ID.3 1ST Max with large panoramic glass roof and innovations such as the augmented reality head-up display.
In Italy the ordering phase for pre-booking customers will start just after the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Customers will then be able to place a binding order for one of the three exclusive ID.3 1ST models with the Volkswagen dealer they prefer. Up to that point, customers will be able to cancel their registration at any time without any charge, in which case the registration deposit will be immediately refunded.