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Driven by the new exclusive VW ID car series, sales of ID.3 EV are growing at the Volkswagen company.
The health crisis time in Germany country slowed down VW, therefore the multiple launch issues that have arisen with the compact ID.3, Volkswagen’s electric offensive is gaining momentum. During the primary three months of the year, the brand indicates having delivered (30,700) 100 percent electric cars and production of 31,850 plug-in hybrid vehicles.
The first model of the ID edition EVs presented by the special German brand, the Volkswagen ID3 EV has been available on the French market since the end of 2019. Replacing the e-Golf, this 100% electric mobility offers up to 550 km of autonomy like the Audi E-Tron which passes even the Tesla Model 3 range.
Volkswagen ID.3 short review
Volkswagen ID.3 design
First revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September 2016, the Volkswagen ID 3 takes on the appearance of a compact. It is the first model of the German group inaugurating the new MEB platform dedicated to electric vehicles.
With a length of 4.26 meters, the Volkswagen ID.3 EV remains close to the size of the automotive VW e-Golf with 4.26 m in length, 1.80 in width, and 1.57 in height. Its wheelbase is 2.77 m.
In terms of roominess, it has a boot capacity of 385 liters that can be increased to 1,267 liters with the rear seats folded down.
Autonomy and batteries
In terms of range, the VW ID 3 vehicle offers three charging battery packs configurations start from:
45 kWh which is entry-level with 350 km=218 miles of autonomy
58 kWh, intermediate version with 425 km=264 miles of autonomy
77 kWh for a range of up to 542 kilometers=337 miles
Volkswagen ID.3 engine and performance
Configured for rear-wheel drive, the Volkswagen ID.3 EV offers three engine configurations: 107, 110, and 150 kW.
Depending on the version, 0 to 100 km / h is guaranteed between 7.9 and 9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 160 km / h regardless of the version.
A good result albeit sales of electrical vehicles remains only a drop by the bucket at the size of the brand. Electricity thus represents only 2.26% of the 1.36 million vehicles produced by the VW throughout the planet within the first three months of the year. Barely above, the plug-in hybrid represented 2.34% of the manufacturer’s deliveries.
For Volkswagen, things should develop in the following few months due to the ramp-up of the new ID.4. At the top of April, the brand said it had recorded 39,000 demand for its electric SUV for the Europe market alone which considered to be the largest. Globally, the automaker plans to deliver 100,000 copies of the model this year.
|Volkswagen||Q1 2021 deliveries||Brand sales share|
|VE + VHR||62,550||4.60%|
Plus than 130K Group registrations
At the estimation of the Volkswagen group, the increase of electrical power is additionally clearly visible. within the first three months of the year, deliveries of electrical and plug-in hybrid models quite doubled from the previous year to 133,300 units. They represent 5.48% of the two .43 million vehicles delivered by the manufacturer over an equivalent period.
With 73,400 vehicles delivered, the plug-in hybrid recorded the strongest growth (+ 178% compared to 2020) while the 100% electric attracted 59,900 customers (+ 78%).
|VW Group||Q1 2021 deliveries||Brand sales share|
|VE + VHR||133,300||5.48%|