Prior to Volkswagen launching the all-electric ID.3 before the end of the year, the German automaker has announced that the vehicle’s battery pack will come with an eight-year warranty.
Volkswagen says it will guarantee the capacity of the battery packs used in its forthcoming range of ID vehicles for eight years or 160,000 km (100,000 miles). These batteries will also retain at least 70 per cent of their usable capacity after this period is over.
“Our goal is to make sure the ID. batteries last as long as the cars,” head of the Center of Excellence at VW Frank Blome said.
The VW ID.3 will be available in three configurations. Powering the entry-level model is a 45 kWh battery pack that offers up a range of 205 miles (330 km). Those looking for some additional range can opt for the 58 kWh version with a claimed range of 261 miles (420 km). The ID.3 family is then topped out by a 77 kWh version which can driven for 342 miles (550 km) on a single charge.
Volkswagen confirmed earlier this month that it had secured 20,000 pre-bookings for the ID.3 and is aiming to have 30,000 bookings secured by the time the Frankfurt Auto Show opens its doors in September. The first 30,000 examples bound for the production line will be special ID.3 1ST models fitted with the mid-range battery pack, available in four different colors, three trim levels, and outfitted with larger wheels, voice control, and a navigation system.