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VeeDub electric vehicle push

Discussion in 'Auto News & Rumors' started by freshforged, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. tabutler

    tabutler Active Member

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    Expensive. They need to get to a comparable price to an ICE.
     
  2. KrisW

    KrisW Well-Known Member

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    Quoted prices include around 20% (on average) of sales tax, as is the practice in Europe. The current "first edition" model being sold by Volkswagen ranges up to €48,700, but entry into the series-production version will be at €30,000 for a bare-bones 330 km (203-mile) model.

    ID.3 is more or less the size of a VW Golf. For comparison, the entry model in the European Golf range costs €19,900.

    The car is also late. Deliveries to the sales channel were supposed to have started earlier in Summer, but VW is still only taking pre-orders. Coronavirus is not to blame here, but rather extensive software problems with the car's new vehicle control system.
     
  3. KrisW

    KrisW Well-Known Member

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    Ressurecting this thread... Press cars have now become available, and there's a very good, even-handed review of ID.3 here:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZxAeMBtoSg&feature=emb_rel_end


    Summary: A very mixed bag. Mechanically it's very good, with excellent packaging, very good ride and steering and very low tire and wind noise even at fast highway speeds (top speed is limited to 100 mph, 160 km/h). Against that, ergonomics of the secondary controls are extremely poor, the infotainment is very unintuitive and a little dated, and while the assembly tolerances inside are very good, the materials used are far too cheap-feeling for a “special edition” car that costs over €50,000.
     

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