Volkswgen was delayed the production of ID vehicles from 2019 to 2020 and now it seems like decision of the volkswagen was correct because after delaying for one year volkswagen ID cars have achieved one of the best driving range as compare to other electric cars. Until now Tesla was the only company that was delivering the long driving range vehicles but with ID.3 volkswagen has set the new record of 531 km’s on single full charge that clearly shows that Volkswagen now have something that could turn the users interest into ID’s.
This new record by ID-3 of volkswagen set in switzerland where it covered 530 kilometers of range from zwickau to Switzerland on single charge which is more than the official driving range of 420 km’s declared by the company. As per WLTP official range this ID.3 has covered 26 percent of extra distance which is about 100 kilometers more than defined.
The particular car driven from zwickau to Switzerland is the 1st pro performance ID-3 equipped with 58 KWh battery while the route this particular vehicle covered is not entirely the highway but consists of public roads, highways and also passing through the cities including bayreuth and Ulm.
Another thing that becomes the reason to increase its driving range than the official announced range is the hypermiller driving method; Hypermilling is a method and term in which techniques are used to drive the vehicle with maximum efficiency in terms of driving range and energy consumption.
The driver of ID.3, Egolf said after driving the vehicle that “This car has everything, it is compact, spacious, has a cool, almost futuristic design and low drag coefficient, Although the record breaking journey is not entirely comparable with day-to-day trips, it nevertheless underpins the everyday practicality of the ID-3”
Managing director of Technology and Logistics at Volkswagen Sachsen, Reinhard de Vries said; “with its high volt battery, efficient drive train and fast charging capability, even long journeys are not a problem, this is also a strong message for the team in Zwickau and for the entire ID team”
According to details ID.3’s vehicles are expected to be start selling from july 2020 with seven different variants with the price range from 35,000 to 45,060 Euros.
0-62 miles per hour in 7.3 seconds
Other Available features:
- Fast Charging capability
- Available with three different battery types small, medium and Large as per user requirement.
- (45 KWH, 58 KWH and 77 KWH) = Medium battery can charge up 260 miles in 30 minutes with 100 KW DC charger and with biggest battery of 77 KWH you can travel up to 340 miles on full charge.
- AR Head-up Display
- Panoramic Sunroof
- ID Light: (id light communicates with you visually and makes it easier for you to navigate through traffic)
- Voice assistant
- ID Charger
- Electric Acceleration
- Ambient lighting
- Driver Assistance
- Radio & navigation
- Rear Wheel Drive
- 20 inch wheels