£20,000 *Price from
48.0 kWh *Useable Battery
185 mi *Real Range
255.0 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is a conceptThe ID.3 will be Volkswagen's first product in a range of full-electric vehicles based on the MEB-platform. The ID.3 will most likely be available with 3 battery options. Specifications and details on this page are based on the base and concept model. The mid-range version will probably have a 62 kWh pack with a range of around 250 miles. The long range version is expected to have an 82 kWh pack and a range of around 300 miles. Rumours indicate that the mid or long-range version will be launched first. Production will start in November 2019 with first deliveries planned for early 2020. The base model (shown here) should be available by the end of 2020.
VW hasn't released most specifications yet. All specifications with * are estimates!
Price from * £20,000
|Introduced at||Paris 2016|
|Expected from||February 2020|
Lease (BCH) from * £250 pcm
|Annual VED *||£0|
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||9.0 sec|
|Top Speed *||99 mph|
|Electric Range *||185 mi|
|Total Power *||100 kW (134 hp)|
|Total Torque *||221 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||48.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Right Side - Front|
|Charge Port *||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->185 mi) † *||5h15m|
|Charge Speed † *||36 mph|
|Battery Useable*||48.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Right Side - Front|
|Fastcharge Port *||CCS|
|Fastcharge Power *||100 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (19->148 mi) *||30 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||250 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||185 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||255.0 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||156 mpg|
|Range *||205 mi|
|Rated Consumption *||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption *||230.0 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent *||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||173 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Length *||4100 mm|
|Width *||1800 mm|
|Height *||1530 mm|
|Weight Empty *||1500 kg|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||1000 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||9.9 m|
|Segment||Small Family Car|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from *||£23,445|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£3,048|
|BIK @ 20% *||£51 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£102 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£114 pcm|
Similar electric vehicles
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Volkswagen ID.3. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: Volkswagen has not released details about the on-board charger of the ID.3. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||24h45m||8 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||15h15m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||7h45m||24 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||5h15m||36 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW †||5h15m||36 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Volkswagen ID.3.
Volkswagen has not released details about rapid charging the ID.3. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||45 kW||45 min||170 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||100 kW||75 kW †||30 min||250 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||100 kW †||75 kW †||30 min||250 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
NOTE: Most rapid charges are currently limited to 50 kW. Chargers with more power are expected in the near future.
All about the Volkswagen ID.3
This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the Volkswagen ID.3 would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.
The Volkswagen ID.3 has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £23,500. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volkswagen ID.3 is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volkswagen ID.3 is £20,000.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Volkswagen ID.3 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Volkswagen ID.3 is 100 kW (134 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 221 lb-ft. The Volkswagen ID.3 is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 9.0 seconds. The estimated top speed is 99 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Volkswagen ID.3 has an estimated total capacity of 48 kWh. The usable capacity is 48 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 185 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 7 hours 45 minutes and a charge rate of 24 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 24 hours 45 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 100 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 75 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 125 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen ID.3 is about 255.0 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 156 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The Volkswagen ID.3 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.
More information from Volkswagen
The link below will open the page of the ID.3 on the official Volkswagen site.