When Volkswagen launched the ID.3 in 2019, it convinced many companies to focus their fleet planning increasingly on electric mobility. Just recently, the brand launched the enhanced version of its all-electric trailblazer: what fleet customers can now expect.
When Volkswagen launched the ID.3 (ID.3 Pro Performance: power consumption in kWh/100 km: combined 16.0-15.3; CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined 0. ID.3 Pro S: power consumption in kWh/100 km: combined 15.7; CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined 0. Only consumption and emission values according to WLTP and not according to NEDC are available for the vehicles. Information on fuel/power consumption and CO₂ emissions given in ranges depends on the equipment selected for the vehicle. Vehicle images show special equipment.) in 2019, it convinced many companies to focus their fleet planning increasingly on electric mobility. One of these was Bechtle AG, the largest IT system house in Germany with some 80 locations in the DACH region, which added a fleet of 50 models to its existing vehicle pool in late summer 2020. Uli Drautz, Head of Group Controlling, outlined the rationale at the time as follows: “Volkswagen made a flying start with the ID.3 and everything following on this platform. The ID.3 is the vehicle that allows us to take another big step into the all-electric world.”
Italian multi-gas technology provider Pietro Fiorentini also uses pool vehicles. These vehicles have to cope with high loads and long distances, frequent use and many different users. Fleet Manager Lorenzo Groppo: “The very first day the ID.3 was available at the dealer, I test drove it. Then, with the support of Volkswagen, we analysed the real-life use of our pool vehicles.” We quickly made a decision in favour of the compact e-vehicles. So all good then for customers and Volkswagen?
New version: Getting better all the time
Volkswagen recently presented the enhanced version of its all-electric trailblazer – thus continuing the success story of its ID. family. More than half a million ID. models based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) have already been delivered worldwide to date. In Germany, the ID.3 is currently being produced in Zwickau and Dresden and will also roll off the line at the parent plant in Wolfsburg from autumn this year.
“The new ID.3 confirms our commitment to value, design and sustainability. The design is more mature, the materials in the interior are of an enhanced quality.”
Next level: Fully connected assist systems
The IT aspect of the vehicle’s system performance was enhanced and the standard equipment was extended with popular elements. In addition, Volkswagen is focusing on the latest generation of fully connected assist systems in the ID.3¹⁾. The best examples are the optionally available Travel Assist with swarm or mass location data and Park Assist Plus with memory function, which make the driving experience more comfortable and convenient within their system limits.
“The ID.3 shows how we are fulfilling our Volkswagen claim to offer high-quality technologies and innovations right through to the compact class. This is not least reflected in new comfort and assist systems: Thanks to use of swarm or mass location data in the latest Travel Assist, we are taking the next step towards highly automated driving”, explains Kai Grünitz, member of the Brand Board of Management of Volkswagen, “Development” division.
The enhanced ID.3 is expected to be available for configuration from the end of March 2023 – delivery times are dependent on the situation concerning the supply of components.
¹⁾The vehicle presented/described here is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.
All information applies to the German market. Availability and specifications may vary from country to country. Therefore, it is recommended to check with local sales representatives or dealers before final order.
The specified fuel consumption and emission data has been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law. On 1 January 2022, the WLTP test cycle replaced the NEDC test cycle fully. This means that NEDC values will not be provided for new type-approved vehicles after this date. The information does not refer to an individual vehicle and is not an integral part of the offer. It is provided solely for the purpose of comparison between the different vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (e.g. add-on parts, different tyre formats etc.) may change the relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, and, in conjunction with weather and traffic conditions and individual driving style, may affect fuel consumption, electrical power consumption, CO₂ emissions and the performance figures for the vehicle. Because it involves more realistic testing conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values calculated in accordance with the WLTP are in many cases higher than those calculated in accordance with the NEDC. As a result, there may be corresponding changes to vehicle taxation starting on 1 September 2018. Further information about the differences between WLTP and NEFZ can be found at www.volkswagen.de/wltp.
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official, specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO₂ emissions and power consumption of new passenger car models”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen or at www.dat.de/co2.