VW ID.3 Stories March 4

VW’s MEB electric vehicle platform is getting a stamp of approval from UBS in their teardown of the VW ID.3 electric car.

The German automaker is seen catching up to Tesla in EV technology.

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VW ID.3 Stories March 1

Volkswagen is floating the idea of an ID.3-based convertible electric car.

Dope or nope? Let us know.

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VW ID.3 Stories December 23, 2020

VW confirmed that the production of electric e-Golf ends today at the Transparent Factory in Dresden. It will be replaced by the new ID.3 electric car.

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VW ID.3 Stories December 17, 2020

German VW dealers failed to recommend the brand’s flagship electric car, the ID.3, to secret shoppers with a “suitable driving profile,” according to a new study by Greenpeace. Out of 50 dealers visited, only eight of them (16%) recommended the ID.3, and the percentage was even lower (4%) for customers who didn’t specifically mention they were considering the ID.3.

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VW ID.3 Stories December 2, 2020

A duo of German drivers completed a two-month, 17,500-mile (28,198 km) trip in a VW ID.3 electric car.

The trip was used to show the capacity of the charging infrastructure, and they set a new world record while doing it.

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VW ID.3 Stories October 6, 2020

After a full 21 months since Fully Charged took the test-version vehicle out in sunny South Africa, Robert Llewellyn finally got to grips with the “First Edition” VW ID.3 in the not-so-sunny south of England.

It’s no secret that, having had a few of them, we are fans of Volkswagen‘s Golf. And surely with its similar proportions, the ID.3 is its logical, technological successor. But does the reality match that expectation?

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VW ID.3 Stories September 7, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020

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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VW ID.3 Stories April 17, 2020

A German YouTuber got his hands on a VIN for the upcoming ID.3 electric car and used it to access VW’s online manual. He discovered a set of high-tech features not commonly found on a small, affordable EVs. They’re not groundbreaking, but you can see that VW wants to make its EV a high-tech showcase.

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VW ID.3 Stories April 15, 2020

VW CEO Hebert Diess gave an update on the development of the ID.3 electric car, which went on a 1,200 km road trip, as the automaker aims to keep their launch timeline. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories April 3, 2020

VW has released a series of videos about some of the more interesting features of the ID.3 electric car, including an insane heads-up display. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories March 27, 2020

Rumors continue to swirl about Volkswagen facing major software problems with its ID.3 electric car. Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper yesterday cited internal sources declaring the situation as an “absolute disaster.” But Volkswagen tells us that the launch schedule for Europe is “fixed” for this summer. And the first units rolling off the production line will be “handed over to Volkswagen plant staff for far-reaching quality assurance.”

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VW ID.3 Stories March 17, 2020

Volkswagen has been stockpiling VW ID.3, its new electric car, inventory as thousands of electric cars have been spotted in parking lots in Germany. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories March 13, 2020

VW is preparing to launch the ID.3, its first new electric car based on its MEB platform, and it says it plans to deliver 30,000 ID.3 cars “almost at once” and it claims that it will be cheaper than a gasoline car. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories January 7, 2020

Despite the fact that it is apparently not coming to the US, the VW ID.3 is an interesting electric vehicle as a rare, long-range, all-electric hatchback.

Now a prototype ID.3 was spotted charging next to a Tesla Model 3, resulting in an interesting side-by-side comparison showing a very similar size. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories December 13, 2019

VW disappointed many when they announced that their new next-gen electric car, the ID.3, will only be available in Europe. Now the CEO of VW US Scott Keogh explains why the electric car is not coming to the US. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories December 9, 2019

Tesla won the car of the year award in Switzerland. VW surprisingly paid for an ad to congratulate Tesla — and in the ad, challenges Tesla with the VW ID.3 as competition for next year. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories November 19, 2019

Volkswagen announced that the ID.3, its newest electric car, will also be assembled at their Gläserne Manufaktur factory in Dresden – its second factory in Germany to produce the vehicle. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories November 18, 2019

VW’s next-generation MEB electric platform is apparently delivering some significant cost reductions. VW CEO Herbert Diess says the first vehicle on the platform, the ID.3 electric car is 40% cheaper to build than the e-Golf. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories November 4, 2019

VW has officially started production of the ID.3, its first electric car on the new MEB platform, and it marks the start of the conversion of its massive Zwickau factory from gasoline-powered car production to EV production. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories October 9, 2019

Today, Volkswagen highlighted a new feature for its new flagship electric car, the VW ID.3. It is equipped with a lighting system that can ‘talk’ to the driver. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories September 13, 2019

VW is planning to make a hot-hatch ‘R’ version of the ID.3 with the higher performance delivered by an all-wheel-drive electric powertrain, but it will likely take a while. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories September 9, 2019

VW has unveiled today the production version of one of the most anticipated electric car of the year, the ID.3, Volkswagen’s first car on its new MEB electric platform.

The based version of the ID.3 electric car starts under $33,000 (€30,000) and the range of the higher-end version goes up to 340 miles (550 km). expand full story

VW is about to unveil the ID.3, its first electric car built on the new MEB platform, and start production, yet, we’ve now learned that the actual deliveries to customers won’t start for almost another year. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories September 6, 2019

Volkswagen has given a production update on the ID.3, its first electric car based on the new MEB platform, and it confirmed that volume production is going to start in November. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories August 30, 2019

Volkswagen confirmed that it’s going to unveil the ID3, its first electric car built on the MEB platform, next week, and the automaker compares the importance to the launch of the Golf and the Beetle — two vehicles that have been game changers in the auto industry. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories July 22, 2019

VW is converting its entire Zwickau factory to electric vehicle production, and as it prepares for the start of ID3 production later this year, the German automaker teases the production of 330,000 all-electric cars per year. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories July 10, 2019

Volkswagen has posted a new video showcasing the inside of its upcoming ID.3 electric hatchback, giving us our longest — though still brief — look at the dashboard yet.

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VW ID.3 Stories June 17, 2019

VW is preparing to launch the ID3, its first next-gen all-electric car based on its new MEB platform, and it has been gradually revealing more about it leading to the release of the production version later this year.

Today, they announced that the ID.3, and other upcoming ID vehicles, will have a battery warranty covering 70% energy capacity for 8 years and 160,000 km (100,000 miles). They also confirmed the official charge rate, which is somewhat disappointing. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories June 4, 2019

A Volkswagen board member confirmed on Twitter today that the carmaker has now received more than 20,000 pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback.

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VW ID.3 Stories May 28, 2019

Volkswagen is working to bring to market the VW ID3 electric hatchback as their first mass-market next-gen electric car and now new prototypes have been spotted in the wild. expand full story

VW ID.3 Stories May 8, 2019

Volkswagen is starting to take pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback. It hasn’t fully unveiled the production version yet, but it has released some interesting specs and pricing information.

The VW ID.3 electric hatchback will start at less than €30,000 and have over 330 km of range. expand full story

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