VW boss is on vacation, the new electric VW ID.3: User Express criticism

With the car over the Alps - which is now nothing, what can you do not already in 1952, with a VW beetle had. But with an electric car, you must plan a certain

VW boss is on vacation, the new electric VW ID.3: User Express criticism

With the car over the Alps - which is now nothing, what can you do not already in 1952, with a VW beetle had. But with an electric car, you must plan a certain route length load stops carefully, this is something else. Herbert Diess, member of the Board Chairman of Volkswagen AG, has ID with Volkswagen of hope.3 for a test drive go. Together with his daughter and a model of the ID.3 from the VW Pop-up Store in Munich Diess crossed last week, the German border in the direction of the South. The aim of the trip: The lake of Garda. Thus, This covered a distance of around 400 kilometers.

VW-in-chief: "Some of our colleagues should be nervous"

On his profile on the professional network LinkedIn Diess published a Post. "The anticipation for me is great," writes This. After all, the Tour was "officially as a test drive". The offset not only the head of the group, even in the excitement: "I have been told that it makes some of our colleagues at Volkswagen Passenger Cars nervous, if I test the vehicle personally now for over two weeks. I am very relaxed: The Team of Thomas Ulbrich has done a good job, the ID.3 for all test rides a very good impression and gets great grades. This is super!"

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Diess showed up with the Tour upon arrival at the destination very satisfied. "We are, as planned, & relaxing at the destination," writes Diess on LinkedIn. ID.3 drew again the attention of passers-by: "people always look back curious many people have the ID.3 not yet seen live".

Also, when Loading the stromer Diess was generally satisfied. Especially the Italian charging infrastructure impressed him: "In Italy, the supply network is digitized differently than in Germany already complete - so that the provider (Enel) eg. could choose when to charge the E-cars and thus, the network can relieve." The real power consumption of electric cars PCP, The real power consumption of electric cars

However, there is also criticism, in this case, the timeliness of the navigation cards: "I loaded the burner with IONITY - should go quickly. But the charging stations are not displayed by the Navi, aim accurately, 200m next to it. The theme of the other test trips: know the Navi maps need to be improved for the stations."

to the Garda, no problems

While some users showed in social networks LinkedIn and Facebook delighted that the VW boss pushes the issue of electric mobility also personally continues to advance, there were other users with harsh criticism. So a user has on Facebook, the short route from Munich to lake Garda is simply for "total Bullshit". Another user writes, with a Diesel and a tank of fuel, This would return not only to the Garda lake, but also back.

Other users make the technique of ID.3 funny, the was due to massive software problems prior to delivery in the criticism. Another asks users on Facebook, whether you have a support vehicle was with the engineers and mechanics in the process.

After his return from Italy, Diess will post a detailed experience report. In addition, the data of his testing journey to be recorded and later evaluated. "The helps", writes This, "to customers at the end of the best possible vehicle to deliver." Electrical China-Volvo: Why Audi and BMW in front of the Polestar 2 FOCUS Online Electric China-Volvo: must tremble Why Audi and BMW in front of the Polestar 2

Diess to tremble gives specific suggestions for improvement

a concrete suggestion for improvement was communicated to Diess in social media already. Therefore, it would be more intuitive, as well as his daughter, it when you Skip songs using the buttons on the steering Wheel "with the arrow key up and not down". This is an impression that the VW Boss immediately to the engineers to be in charge of.

of The ID.3 comes in September on the German roads, but is still fully functional: The Augmented-Reality Display, which projected the information from the navigation system to the windscreen, as well as the VW-App-Store have to wait. Because the Over-the-Air-function for Updates so the automatic Installation of Updates via the mobile data network, in the beginning, not ready, to the first purchaser of a ID.To bring 3 the car at a later time again in the workshop, where the missing functions, which plays.

This article was written by Tobias steel

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Updated Date: 14 August 2020, 10:28

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