Electric VW ID.3 can travel huge distances on a single charge

Electric VW ID.3 can travel huge distances on a single charge

August 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German electric hatchback Volkswagen ID.3 was able to travel far more kilometers on one full charge than was officially announced by the manufacturer. The car traveled on a fully charged battery from Zwickau, Germany, to Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

The 531 km journey, of which 44% is on highways and 56% on country roads, was completed in about 9 hours at an average speed of 56 km / h. As a result of the race, it turned out that the German electric hatchback VW ID.3 was able to drive 112.65 kilometers more on one charge than was officially announced by the manufacturer (measurements were carried out according to the international WLTP standard).

As a result, the production version of the ID.3 1st Pro Performance hatchback used in this test, with a 58 kWh battery, exceeded the official WLTP range of 261 miles by 111 km.

The car consumed an average of 10.9 kWh per 100 km on a very economical trip – only a few auxiliary consumers were involved, such as DRL, navigation system, radio and air conditioning (HVAC).

“The car has everything you need, it is compact but spacious, has a cool, almost futuristic design and a low coefficient of drag,” said test driver Felix Egolf. “With the high-voltage battery, energy efficient powertrain and fast charging capability, even long journeys in our electric hatchback are no problem,” added Reinhard de Vries, managing director of technology and logistics at Volkswagen Sachsen.

The limited version of the electric hatchback ID.3 1st Edition has a minimum price of 38 986.72 euros. in Germany, which is 3 411 euros. higher than the base model. Such a car boasts a 204 hp electric motor. (310 Nm). The hatchback spends 7.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, and the top speed is electronically limited to 160 km / h. The optional 77 kWh battery increases the range to 550 km in line with the WLTP cycle.