Just before the beginning of the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Volkswagen has already received more than 30,000 reservations for the ID.3. Most of the pre-bookers live in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Volkswagen is showing the ID.3 as a world premiere at the IAA next week.
Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales, said: “Before the IAA, we have already reached our target of 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 1STedition. 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.”
Since May this year, potential customers in Europe have been able to place non-binding reservations for a production slot for the limited ID.3 launch edition in return for a registration deposit of €1,000 ($1,100).
A new era for Volkswagen is beginning with the ID.3. This is the first model in an entire family of full-electric vehicles which the brand will be introducing to make e-mobility attractive and affordable for many people. While the base price of the ID.3 series model in Germany will be under €30,000 ($33,000) for the smallest version, the price of the exclusive pre-booking edition ID.3 1ST is under €40,000 ($44,000), in each case before the state subsidy is deducted. The ID.3 1ST has a range of up to 420 kilometres (WLTP).
In addition to a variety of additional features and exclusive design details, purchasers of the special launch edition ID.3 1ST will also receive free-of- charge electric power for one year up to a maximum of 2,000 kWh – at all public charging points connected to Volkswagen’s WeCharge charging app as well as on the IONITY pan-European fast charging network. The ID.3 will be delivered to customers with a neutral carbon balance.
In the fall and the spring, things will become more concrete for pre-bookers when they enter the ordering phase with their preferred dealer to select the version of the ID.3 1ST which they wish to purchase.
”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,” said Sales Board Member 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.”
Production of the ID.3 1ST is to start at the end of 2019, as planned. The first vehicles will be delivered in mid-2020. This year, Volkswagen’s IAA presentation will focus on the ID.3 and e-mobility. Visitors will be able to take a first look at the next model in the ID. family and to see what the next stage after the ID.3 will be. The ID.3 will be the first new model to be unveiled with the brand’s new logo.