Volkswagen Reveals ID.3 Charging Power, Battery Warranty

ID.3 battery pack will be covered by a 70% of usable capacity warranty for 8 years or 160,000 km (≈100,000 miles).

Volkswagen announced this week a few more details about the upcoming ID.3 model, which will be pivotal for the brand.

First of all, the lithium-ion battery packs (three options: 45 kWh, 58 kWh and 77 kWh) will be covered at 70% of usable capacity warranty for 8 years or 160,000 km (≈100,000 miles).

The second is confirmation about charging power. DC charging (using CCS Combo 2) to be up to 125 kW, which is highest for the compact non-premium segment so far. In the best case scenario, 30 minutes of recharge of the biggest battery should translate into 260 km/162 miles of additional range (WLTP).

“Volkswagen also designed the batteries to be able to accommodate a charging capacity of up to 125 kW, which is higher than anything achieved to date in the ID.3 segment and ensures fast charging and shorter charging stops.”

In terms of AC charging, Volkswagen says the power is up to 11 kW, which in Europe means a 3-phase charger. The press release doesn’t say whether the single-phase will be around 3 kW or around 7 kW.

“Volkswagen expects that around 50 per cent of all charging operations will be performed at home and 20 per cent at work. A new range of wall boxes were designed with exactly this relationship in mind. These charging stations, which can be installed at home or at a business, work with charging capacities of up to 11 kilowatts (AC). The advantage here is that the charging time is much shorter than with a conventional 230-volt power supply – the wall box has enough power to charge a battery up to full power overnight or in the course of a working day. Volkswagen also believes that 25 per cent of all charging operations will occur in public spaces and five per cent at recharging stations on motorways.”

Here is all we know about the ID.3:

Volkswagen ID.3 market launch:

Confirmed specs:

  • 330 km (205 miles) of WLTP range (base 45 kWh version)
  • 420 km (261 miles) of WLTP range (mid-range 58 kWh version)
  • 550 km (342 miles) of WLTP range (top version 77 kWh)
  • guarantee that the batteries will retain at least 70% of their usable capacity after 8 years or 160,000 km (≈100,000 miles)
  • up to 125 kW DC fast charging capability
  • up to around 260 km/162 miles of additional range (WLTP) could be charged in 30 minutes
  • AC charging capability (on-board charger) of up to 11 kW

What else to expect:

  • 150 kW electric motor
  • top speed of 180 km/h (112 miles)

The offer:

* Registration deposit is €1,000, but could vary in other countries (£750 in the UK).

Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen ID.3 Prebooking
Volkswagen ID.3 charging
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