VW ID.3 Stories September 7

VW has released a video of the mysterious meeting between CEO Hebert Diess and Tesla CEO Elon Musk during which the latter test drove the upcoming ID.3 and ID.4 electric cars.

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VW ID.3 Stories August 28

Volkswagen has confirmed that the first 700 VW ID.3 electric cars have landed in Norway as deliveries of the important new electric vehicle are about to start.

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VW ID.3 Stories August 7

VW CEO Herbert Diess is taking an ID.3 Pro Performance electric car on a holiday test ahead of the start of deliveries in Europe.

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VW ID.3 Stories July 27

The Volkswagen ID.3 EV briefly became VW’s top-selling retail car in Germany last week when customers began placing orders at dealerships. The orders came more than a year after Volkswagen started taking deposits for its first purpose-built electric car. The company revealed who is buying the EV: mostly young “techie” men who had not previously purchased a VW.

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VW ID.3 Stories July 13

VW will start selling the ID.3 — one of the most anticipated new electric cars of the year — on July 20. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories June 24

VW has delivered the first 150 ID.3 electric cars to employees in order to perform some stress testing ahead of customer deliveries. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories June 19

After months of reports that Volkswagen was struggling with software problems, the company announced today that it will develop its own operating system and software platform. Christian Senger, chief executive of VW’s Car.Software organization, said the move would apply the innovation seen in smartphones to Volkswagen automobiles. But concerns about software on the ID.3 were not addressed.

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VW ID.3 Stories May 20

Volkswagen dealerships will not be the primary means for selling the company’s ID family of electric cars. The parent company, Volkswagen AG, announced today that 100% of VW retail partners have agreed to their new role as an “agent” that facilitates the sale.

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VW ID.3 Stories May 14

Tesla has “galleries.” Polestar has “spaces” and Byton will set up “places.” An automaker can’t sell an EV apparently unless it has a hip, boutique retail environment to show it off. The latest is Volkswagen, which opened its first “ID store” in Dresden today.

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VW ID.3 Stories May 5

Volkswagen sales director Jürgen Stackmann announced today on Twitter and LinkedIn that “pre-bookers” can complete their order for an ID.3 1st Edition starting June 17. There are reportedly more than 30,000 pre-orders. In recent months, it was rumored that Volkswagen would delay the market introduction of the ID.3 EV, but the first orders will happen next month.

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