Volkswagen ID.3 (2020)

The complete guide to the Volkswagen ID.3 (2020), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

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KEY STATS
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Range (WLTP):

205 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

3.47p

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Rapid charge:

Yes

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EV type:

Battery electric

Overview


The ID.3 is Volkswagen's first opportunity to prove just how serious they are about EVs, with a stylish, high-range, affordable BEV model geared for the mass market. The data in this guide is for the entry level Standard Range model - which has solid, if not exceptional range and performance figures, though more premium variants offer both in spades. Of course entry level is about bang for buck, and even though final pricing is TBC, VW will place this within the financial reach of many. The ultra-modern interior and bundles of available tech add to the appeal of the ultra-dependable German household name. So, happily, the ID.3 shows VW coming good on their electric promise.

Charging Details


Charging time for a Volkswagen ID.3

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Volkswagen ID.3 from empty to full. For rapid charging we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 21 h 9 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 13 h 15 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 13 h 15 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 7 h 29 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations 40 min 101 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 40 min 101 m/30 min


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Volkswagen ID.3 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2


Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.2kW
Rapid: CCS


Max DC rate: 45kW
Connector location: Right side - Rear
Connector location: Right side - Rear

Where you can charge a Volkswagen ID.3

Place Volkswagen ID.3 Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge


Cost of charging a Volkswagen ID.3

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point public network is usually free through the Pod Point app.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (Empty to full)* £6.05 3.47p
Public Rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £6.22 5.95p


* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate
** Assumes tariff of 24p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £279*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team


* Price includes £500 OLEV grant, full price £779.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) 205 miles
Official range (NEDC*) N/A
Pod Point Confidence Range** 174 miles


* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

Performance
0-62 mph (estimated) 8 seconds
Top speed 99 mph
Engine power 134 bhp / 100 kW
Torque 275 Nm
EV type Battery electric
Battery
Battery size 48 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 43 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 248 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) N/A
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 38 gCO2/km


*This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2018 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase,Tax & Grants


We expect the Volkswagen ID.3 to be eligible for the OLEV Plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. You will also benefit from £0 road tax and London congestion charge.

Purchase
OTR price TBC
Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered before April 2020
19/20 16% TBC
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% TBC
22/23 2% TBC
For cars registered after April 2020
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% TBC
22/23 2% TBC


* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge £0


* For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance
Insurance group TBC
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £500 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £3,500 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation


* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.