The special edition of the VW ID.3, limited to 30,000 copies, is now out of stock. Shortly before the start of the IAA, over 30,000 reservations for the ID.3 1ST had been registered.
According to VW, most pre-orderers live in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain. “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,” advises Sales Director 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 German carmaker who is focusing on a more affordable and energy-effective car with the ID.3 has successfully harnessed the interest in the apparently popular model. Besides the 30,000 pre-orders, more than 100,000 further ID. fans have registered for the ID.3 newsletter that Volkswagen is using to regularly provide updated information on its new fully-electric ID. family as well as topics connected with electric-mobility.
In autumn and spring, VW’s reservation holders will be contacted in order to make a binding order from the reservation at their dealer – and at the same time be able to select some details of their hotly-anticipated cars.
Since a launch event in May in Berlin, interested parties have been able to reserve an ID.3 1ST without obligation for a deposit of 1,000 euros. Even then, VW was aiming for the limited special series to be sold out before the IAA. “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,” says Stackmann.
The ID.3 1ST is the variant with the average of the three battery sizes (58 kWh), which offers a range of up to 420 kilometres according to WLTP. In addition to special equipment, the special model is also free to charge for one year (or up to 2,000 kWh). The offer applies to all charging stations that can be used with VW’s own WeCharge service.
At the IAA this week, the ID.3 will be the first new model to be unveiled with the brand’s new logo.