ID.3 buyers can choose from seven pre configured ID.3 variants when dealers start taking orders on 20 July

ID.3 buyers can choose from seven pre configured ID.3 variants when dealers start taking orders on 20 July

From July 20, buyers can order VW's ID.3 through dealerships in "many European countries", the automaker said on Monday (13 July).

Seven pre-configured models and two battery sizes are available and all models are eligible for the full government EV subsidy of EUR9,480 in Germany.

Subsidies would also be available "in many other European countries", VW said.

Sales chief Juergen Stackmann said: "We are realising our vision of enabling emission-free mobility for all."

VW opened orders for the limited ID.3 1ST for pre-bookers a month ago.

Now orders can be placed through dealers, customers also can order domestic or commercial charging equipment at the same time and will benefit from special recharging packages via WeCharge for up to three years.

"We are overwhelmed by the loyalty shown by so many pre-bookers. A large majority of these customers have already ordered their 1ST from dealers. Other customers, who have had to wait for the start of production sales, will now be able to order," said Stackmann.

ID.3 model grades include Family, Style, Tech and Tour.

Six - Life, Style, Business, Family, Tech and Max will be available to order from next week with delivery from October.

They are all based on the basic model ID.3 Pro Performance with a 58kWh battery for a range of up to 420km (260 miles WLTP2) with the 150kW Performance rear wheel drive system.

VW claims the drive system delivers a maximum torque of 310Nm and accelerates from rest to 60km/h (35mph) in 3.4 seconds.

Customers will receive a free update for AppConnect and the distance feature of the augmented reality head up display for the Tech and Max models in the first quarter of 2021. All models delivered in the first quarter of 2021 will already be equipped with those functions.

In addition to the seven pre-configured models, German customers will also be able to order two basic ID.3 Pro Performance and ID.3 ProS models, the latter a four seat model with a larger battery for a longer range.

The seventh preconfigured Tour version is based on the four-seat ProS model that allows for a bigger battery (77 kWh net battery energy content) with a range of up to 550km and 125kW DC charging.

German customers also will be able to sign a Volkswagen Naturstrom contract which provides recharge electricity from renewable sources.

A wide range of chargers and installation service can also be ordered via Elli.

All seven launch ID.3 models will already have the rapid charging function on board.

Depending on country, customers will benefit for up to three years of the concessionary ID. We Charge tariff at no extra cost with full access to public charging stations in Europe, including the IONITY rapid charging network.

On this network, vehicles can be charged 55 [euro] cents/kWh with up to 100kW or 125kW charging rate for the ProS.

For frequent drivers, the IONITY tariff model with a monthly fee of under EUR10 and 30 cents/kWh is available, VW said.