VW ID.3 electric car prototype passes final tests

VW ID.3 electric car prototype passes final tests

September 5, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

German electric hatchback spotted in a series of developmental tests. The presentation of the car will take place next week.

According to official figures, more than 30,000 people pre-ordered German electric car Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition, and this despite the fact that the new product has not yet been officially presented. The German brand has launched a rather large advertising campaign for its first car, which is built on the basis of the MEB platform. The car will be presented next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In the meantime, we have at our disposal a series of “spy” photos of the prototype, which went through a series of developmental tests. Despite the speedy presentation of ID.3, there is still a lot of camouflage on the seen test car, but the film is so thin that in fact you can see most of the details of the external design. As a replacement for the electric version of the Golf hatchback, the company’s new model will be the first automaker’s car to receive the new Volkswagen nameplate.

VW has already revealed quite a lot of details about its electric car, mentioning that it will be offered with rechargeable batteries at 45, 58 and 77 kWh, providing a range of 330 to 550 kilometers. The German brand offers a guarantee of a battery life of 160,000 kilometers or eight years, whichever comes first.

Having rear-wheel drive, ID.3, is equipped with a 201-horsepower power plant (310 Nm). An electric hatchback weighs about 1,650 kilograms. The machine has an ideal 50:50 weight distribution, partly due to the battery located under the floor. VW is on the verge of manufacturing an electric car by the end of this year. Deliveries to the first customers are scheduled for mid-2020.