VW ID.3 Electric Hatchback
Based on Volkswagen’s modular MEB platform, the ID.3 aims to be an affordable all-electric hatchback with superb range. The base model sports a 45-kWh battery (205-miles), the ID.3 1ST launch edition with a 58-kWh battery (261 miles), and the range-topping 77-kWh battery pack that’s good for up to 342-miles on a full charge. Plug any of these models into a 100-kW quick charger, and you should get around 180-miles in just 30 minutes. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.



Weighing 3,719-pounds, its high-voltage flat battery pack is mounted underbody, while the auxiliary units (AC compressor, steering rack, etc.) are built into the front. The rear axle-mounted electric motor is touted as generating 204 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque, while top speed is electronically limited to 100 mph.

VW ID.3 Electric Hatchback
VW ID.3 Electric Hatchback
VW ID.3 Electric Hatchback
VW’s ID.3 1ST edition comes packed with features, such as a satellite navigation system, heated front seats / steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, and lots more. The Plus launch model boasts a parking camera, adaptive cruise control, keyless access / system start, matrix LED headlights, and 19-inch wheels. The highest-end ID.3 1ST Max adds a head-up display, Beats premium audio, a panoramic roof, and 20-inch wheels.

VW ID.3 Electric Hatchback
VW ID.3 Electric Hatchback
There’s no word yet on when / if this will hit the United States, but VW says the base model will be priced at around $33,300, making it a serious Tesla Model 3 competitor.