VW has accepted more than 30,000 reservations of the upcoming ID.3 First Edition EV, which is set to celebrate its world premiere at next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The German car maker has been accepting non-binding reservations for the launch edition of the ID.3 electric compact model since May in the form of a €1,000 deposit ($1,100 in current exchange rates).
“Before the IAA, we have already reached our target of 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 1ST edition,” said Jürgen Stackmann, head of sales and marketing for the Volkswagen brand. “This success shows that the ID.3 is coming at precisely the right time. More and more people want to switch over to e-mobility.”
The electric ID.3 is the first member of VW’s new ID family of EVs. The upcoming electric VW will be offered with three different battery sizes; a base 45kWh version that offers 205 miles (330km) of range, a mid-level 58kWh version that can cover 261 miles (420km) and a range-topping 77kWh model that will offer 342 miles (550km) out of a full charge.
First Edition models will feature the 58kWh battery pack and offer exclusive design details and more kit, as well as one year of free charging at all public charging points connected to VW’s WeCharge mobile app and on the Ionity fast-charging network.
Pricing for one of the VW ID.3 First Edition models is expected to be set under €40,000 ($44k in current exchange rates) while the entry-level version of the ID.3 is expected to be priced under the €30,000 mark ($33,000).
”People who are still interested in an ID.3 1ST or an early model in the ID.3 production series should still register with us,” adds Jürgen Stackmann. “Our markets are keeping waiting lists for potential purchasers. Experience indicates that there may still be some movement on the waiting list up to the deadline for binding orders.”
The new VW ID.3 will make its world debut in full-production guise at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Production is set to begin at the end of 2019, with the first customer vehicles to be delivered in mid-2020.