Test drive VW ID 3: the beetle for the electric age

He will be the beetle for the electric age and the masses on the Electric Avenue bring. However, during the first of all the Volkswagen ran and ran and ran, to

Test drive VW ID 3: the beetle for the electric age

He will be the beetle for the electric age and the masses on the Electric Avenue bring. However, during the first of all the Volkswagen ran and ran and ran, to teach the lower Saxony, the ID 3, the Run. This is apparently more difficult than I thought. Because, as Corona would not brake enough, fighting the flagship VW is also still with plenty of Software pitfalls. But now the books are finally open: It can be binding are ordered, and in September will begin shipping.

Wait may be worth it, especially once the real price has fallen, thanks to the Berlin-based Corona-subsidy is still time to 3000 Euro. The First Mover, such as VW, the first purchaser of the coin is, therefore, for little more than 30,000 euros a car, the electric mobility commonplace to make: 204 HP, 160 km/h and 58 kWh of battery capacity according to the standard for up to 420 kilometres of prepared. Later on, the price with a 45-kWh battery and 330 kilometres to decline after the deduction of the support to slightly more than EUR 20 000, and those who want to go electric on a really big drive, gets an estimated 40,000 Euro 77 kWh, which should allow for up to 550 kilometers.

While you might think may be on the way to the Polo, the space is more akin to the Passat. Because the batteries disappear in the car's floor and the small electric motor under the boot buzzes, stays at 4.26 metres in length, plenty of room for the kids. At the front, it's airy, the rear for adults to sit comfortably, the trunk is a 385 liters of volume, even a touch larger than in the Gulf.

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Any comparison there is for the new operating system, the surfaces of the well as to progressive-maligned Golf VIII, with its many sensor sliders and touch bars can already look old. At least in our own ranks. Who makes the look, however a little wander, the feel of the radically reduced Cockpit with the large touch screen in the middle, and the small screen with an awkward face switching knubbels sat behind the Wheel of a suspect to the BMW i3 recalls.

the wolf Burger not save with big words, the ID 3 in a row with the beetle and the Golf, which have shaped the company and their time in a sustainable way. However, the ID 3 should be the driving force in the competition against Tesla. The lower Saxony want to beat the newcomers with their own weapons, and have acquired a few bad habits of Americans. Unfortunately this goes not only for the unusual sales process with paid-for expressions of interest and endless heats, the artificial Translation of a high speed rotating Marketing machine, the "Pre-Booker" wants to be "First Movers", or the free electricity, at least for the first year. This applies also for the almost embarrassingly cheap plastic in the interior, and the material appearance, especially in the rear, which doesn't want to fit to the former quality. And the same goes for the handling of the Software running for the first Time on only two Central control devices.

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 02:20

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