The new ID.3 electric Volkswagen will be offered with three different drum kits that allow you to enjoy many other autonomies. The capacity of the batteries, expressed in kWh, represents the electrical the same as the litres the fuel tank on models with engine heat. In fact, it is the key factor in its radius of action, although not the only one: also influence the weight, the aerodynamics, the ambient temperature and especially the style of driving.
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330 km of autonomy in the ID.3 base
The base version of the ID.3 will have a battery pack of 45 kWh that announces 330 kilometres of formal autonomy, according to the new cycle of approval WLTP, much more demanding and realistic than the optimistic NEDC used until recently.
With this radius of action, ID.3 to 45 kWh is intended for customers who make a use eminently urban, and allows us to resolve the displacement of the day-to-day in the city, the outskirts and highways peri-urban type M30, M40 and other similar of the main Spanish cities. But at the same time you can afford trips to the second home, with distances of up to 150 kilometres per trip on trips back and forth, and even a few 300 if you have access to a charger at the destination point. And is that the autonomies approved are always provisional and can oscillate at around 20%, depending on the state of the traffic, the weather, the use of the air conditioning of the car and, above all, the driving style of each one.
Madrid to Cáceres or Barcelona or Bilbao to Zaragoza
But taking into account the autonomy of the ID.3 to 45 KWh, you could be faced with commuting back and forth in the day without needing to recharge, between Madrid and Ávila, Segovia or Toledo, or also between Barcelona and Girona, Tarragona or to the ski resorts of the area of Puigcerdá, for example. In this latter case it is desirable to have in such a charger on the path, if needed or does not want to take a ride back in a hurry. Thus, this action radius can be extended at about 130 miles with a stop just half an hour, what it takes to take a drink, if you are in the path of any pole of fast charging (50 kWh) that are being deployed now by the main highways.
finally, the ID.3 to 45 kWh would make trips of about 300 miles, for example, at the end weekend, whenever you can recharge at the destination to meet the 300 kilometres back, for example, to go from Madrid to Plasencia or Caceres, Barcelona or Bilbao to Zaragoza and back.
From Madrid to Salamanca and Barcelona to Lleida
The intermediate version of the ID. 3 equipped with a battery greater, than 58 kWh, which extend their radius of action official up to 420 miles. This alternative is suitable to meet the daily tours in the city and the travel of radio medium, up to 200 miles per trip, 400 roundtrip, and even more if you take advantage of a stop to give a quick charge of half an hour (130 kilometers of use) and comply with the distances with a margin and without stress.
Some examples of possible journeys would be on the routes from Madrid to Valladolid, Ciudad Real and Salamanca coming and going in the day without having to worry about recharging. And also from Barcelona to Lleida and even to Andorra or Perpignan, or Seville and Cordoba to Malaga, and even Cordova to Cadiz or Huelva with a small load in path of half an hour.
But if you have a charger at the destination point you can also make longer trips, such as from Córdoba to Madrid, from Barcelona to Valencia or from Madrid to Bilbao or Santander.
Madrid-Seville and Bilbao-La Coruna with the ID.3 77kWh.
finally, the top version of the ID.3 equipped with a super battery of 77 kWh will have their radius of action approved up to anything less than 550 miles. And will allow you to meet virtually as the first car of the house in the vast majority of the families stockings. And that is the ID.3 77 kWh will be as a traveler without inhibitions, able to travel to the major axes, as Madrid-Sevilla and Barcelona-Valencia, hitch and without stops. And you can also do longer tours, in the neighborhood of 700 kilometres, such as Madrid-Barcelona, Barcelona-Bilbao, Bilbao-La Coruña and La Coruña-Madrid, although in these cases it would be necessary to have a fast load additional hour or half-hour, to expand to 130 or 260 km extra range of action and reach the destination with a margin and without troubles. But it's a stop more than usual and almost essential for most users when they have accumulated more than three or four hours behind the wheel, especially if you are traveling in a family. And of course you could do these trips on the weekend to recharge for the night at the destination without the need of having a super fast charger 50 or 100 kWh: enough a Wallbox of about 7 kWh as offered by the brand, and already have installed some hotels to their customers.
Loads fast of up to 15 kilometres per minute
it is Also important to note that the ID.3 come prepared series to support loads fast, 50 kW, that are offered by most of the super chargers deployed so far in some highways and can be ordered also with the option of up to 100 kW. In addition, the top version with the big batteries of 77 kWh comes ready-to be able to use the new super chargers up to 125 kW, capable of recharging to 80% of your batteries (440 kilometers of use) in a little over half an hour (about 15 kilometres for each minute plug).
On the map that accompanies this information, you can see the different radii of action of the VW ID.3 with the three versions of batteries that will hit the market, taking as starting point some of the main Spanish cities. In addition, we have also included the kilometers additional to portaría a quick charge en-route to a half hour.Updated Date: 23 January 2020, 18:00