The Volkswagen ID Electric Car is anticipated to be a Tesla Model 3 rival. Although, no car company, including Volkswagen, has yet to produce an electric car that truly rivals an equivalent Tesla. Let’s take a closer look at the ID sedan that has no official yet.
The new electric car will offer customers a choice of three battery sizes. The entry level car will have a range of more than 300 miles based on WLTP standard and cost around €25,000. In the American Market, it’s suggested that the car will have an EPA range of about 220 miles with a sticker price of $29,400.
Christian Senger, head of e-mobility for Volkswagen, tells Auto Express,
We will have three different ranges of I.D. hatchback, to allow for people with different budgets. The entry-level car will have a WLTP range of 330km (205 miles), and it will also have more limited performance. If people want a faster car then I don’t want them coming back after three months telling me that it’s fast but that the range is too short. So if you want a fast car, you’ll need a bigger battery — simple.
Volkswagen seems to be the only German car company focused on getting an affordable electric car into the hands of actual customers. The other car companies, Mercedes, BMW, and Audi are all targeting customers who can afford cars that cost $70,000 and up.
An electric car with more than 200 miles of range for under $30,000 should have EV fans cheering. Will it be as good as the Tesla Model 3 ? We will have to see…
Until then, all we must go by is the concept car previewed in the company’s teaser video from last year.