Dec 14, 2020 - 02:42 pm

Volkswagen is said to be upgrading the ID.3 in 2021

The VW ID.3 will receive some upgrades in the coming year such as increased charging power. A moderate range increase is also said to be planned by the end of next year.

The article on Autocar does not name sources but says that the ID.3 can be charged at DC chargers with up to 50, 100 or 125 kW, depending on the battery size (45, 58 or 77 kWh). This would mean, should the news be confirmed, that faster-charging processes will be possible via HPC and the talk is of an increase to 130 kW around mid-2021 and to 170 kW by the end of 2021

At the same time, the range of the compact electric vehicle should increase by the end of 2021 thanks to improvements in software, thermal management and battery cells. Autocar cites an additional 24 miles, or around 38 kilometres, for the ID.3 Pro S with 77-kWh battery as an example.

In their native Germany, more and more versions of the ID.3 are now available. VW has been offering a new base version since November. The ID.3 Pro with 58-kWh battery is available from 34,112.77 euros (incl. 16% VAT) before deducting the environmental bonus. The ID.3 Pro S without the Tour equipment is now also available.

Meanwhile, there is an increasing number of indications that a market debut for the ID.3 in China is imminent. After it was recently leaked that VW intends to launch the ID.3 in China, which has so far only been offered in Europe, as well from the end of 2021, Chinese media reported a few days ago that the ID.3 will be produced by both FAW-Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen, at the same time as the ID.4.


5 Kommentare zu “Volkswagen is said to be upgrading the ID.3 in 2021

  1. Markus

    They should rather upgrade that cheap-looking plastic cockpit and replace that slider controls with simple buttons!

    • Phill

      Hear, hear.

    • gerry

      well said i cannot understand people that are paying so much to buy a car with such a horrible interior. i would buy an id3 if it had a decent interior i drove one and its a great car to drive and a great size for a couple or a small family. but that interior has to be the worst that’s in any car on the market today surely that is the reason for there poor sales here in ireland you rarely see one compared to other electric cars

  2. Jake Hammond

    Hopefully with an Audi version, the interior will be better quality.

    I’d have a smaller battery Audi quite happily. I don’t drive far often so with benefits of faster charging it would not bother me having smaller range

    • Tafsern

      Even Skoda is crushing VW when it comes to looks and quality. Especially in the interior.

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