Electricity is the saviour of the future! We have done enough damage to the world due to the fossil fuels used today. Sooner or later fossil fuels will run out and demand for alternative energy sources will increase. The automotive industry also aware of this fact. Many companies have recently increased their investments in electrical energy. Volkswagen Group is one of these companies. With the ID Series, Volkswagen took the first step in this direction. Especially the ID.3 model was one of the most interesting concepts planned by the Volkswagen Group. In this article, we are going to examine Volkswagen's ID.3 model.
Introduction to the Volkswagen ID.3
Volkswagen group wants to make a strong entry into the electric vehicle market with the ID Series. ID Series, which includes many vehicle models, is seen by Volkswagen as the future of the brand. Volkswagen ID.3, which will be launched as 100% electric, is the most important model of this series. The importance of the vehicle is so high because it is the first mass-produced electric vehicle produced by the Volkswagen Group. The ID.3 is very similar in size to the Volkswagen Golf but it has many differences in design. ID.3 uses the advantages of being an electric vehicle very efficiently in terms of design features. For example; the vehicle's high-voltage batteries and the electric motor are positioned at the rear. Thus ID.3 has a large internal volume. At the same time, unlike a standard vehicle, the tires are positioned in very distant corners. Thus, the vehicle has smoother and higher grip than ever before. In addition to that, it was announced by the company that the vehicle might have many new features with future software updates. Finally, the market price of the vehicle is thought to be quite low compared to other electric vehicles.
Technical Features of the Volkswagen ID.3
In this part of the article, let's talk about the technical features of the Volkswagen ID.3. Some details have been announced by the company, although not yet officially finalized. Thanks to the materials used in its design and construction, the vehicle has a weight of 1.7 tons and a wind resistance of 0.267. Also, the electric engine is capable of generating 310 horsepower with a torque of 204 ft-lbs. The batteries of the vehicle are offered with three different battery options which are 45 kW, 58 kW and 77 kW. These batteries also make a difference with their range of 205 miles, 260 miles and 340 miles. Among these, the 77 kW battery offers a highly efficient driving experience with a range of 340 km. At the same time, the vehicle's batteries are able to collect enough energy to travel 185 km in 30 minutes thanks to the fast charging units. Evaluating this data according to WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) standards increases the reliability of the vehicle.