Volkswagen’s first electric car will cost less than a diesel Golf

Volkswagen’s first electric car will cost less than a diesel Golf

March 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The automaker Volkswagen announced the cost of its first production electric model ID.3. The basic version of the novelty with a power reserve of 330 kilometers will cost 23,430 euros

About the same amount is being asked on the German market for the new 8th generation Volkswagen Golf. His Life package currently has a price tag of 27,510 euros, and the most affordable version with a minimum set of options is sold for 20,000 euros

The undisputed advantage of Volkswagen ID.3 over classic ICE cars will be the low cost of maintenance. Since there is no need to pay a transport tax and make an oil change, in addition due to the relatively lower price of electricity, owners of these models will be able to save about 840 euros per year.

The production of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback, assembled on a new modular platform, began at the factory in Zwickau (Germany) in November 2019.

In terms of dimensions, the new model is comparable to the Golf: 4621 millimeters in length, 1809 millimeters in width and 1552 millimeters in height. The autonomy of the electric model is provided by batteries located under the floor with a capacity of 45, 58 or 77 kW / h, which can be recharged in just 30 minutes.