Registrations for VW electric ID.3 hit 15,000

By Dave Leggett | 15 May 2019

The ID.3 will be shown at this years IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September

The ID.3 will be shown at this year's IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September

VW says that less than one week after the start of pre-booking for the ID.3, more than 15,000 registrations have already been received for the first model in the new full-electric ID. family.

That is already more than half of the total pre-booking volume of 30,000 vehicles. Volkswagen says it has recorded the greatest interest from the markets of Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK and Sweden.

In a statement, VW said the IT systems of the pre-booking platforms are now stable after the initial flood of customers.

Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand responsible for Sales said: "The positive response shows that many customers are ready for e- mobility. People who want to be among the first to drive an ID.3 should not wait too long with their registrations. The number of pre-bookers is rising steadily."

The ID.3 1ST special edition, which has been especially configured for pre-booking, includes high-quality, high-performance equipment and is limited to 30,000 vehicles. Volkswagen is equipping the ID.3 1ST with the medium-sized battery option later available for the ID.3 series, which is expected to be the most popular. With the three series battery options, ranges between 330 and up to 550 kilometers in accordance with WLTP will be possible, VW claims.

The pre-booking special edition has a range of 420 km (WLTP). While the base recommended price of the ID.3 series model with the smallest battery version starts at under EUR30,000 in Germany (target price), the exclusive ID.3 1ST special edition will be available for less than EUR40,000, before the deduction of the state subsidy in each case.

Potential customers can register for an early production slot for the ID. 3 online at http://www.volkswagen.com/id-prebooking by paying a deposit of EUR1,000.