Volkswagen ID 3: the price of the electric compact drops below € 30,000

While Tesla has just announced a new price reduction for its Model 3, Volkswagen has decided to counter-attack by announcing a reduction in the prices of the ID.3, its 100% electric compact. The price of the vehicle drops below € 30,000 once the ecological bonus has been applied.

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As you may know, Tesla has just announced a drastic drop in the price of the Tesla Model 3 in Europe. By applying the ecological bonus, the flagship sedan of the American manufacturer falls below the € 40,000 mark (€ 36,800 once the bonus has been applied). As a reminder, the Model 3 had hitherto been negotiated around € 50,000.

Unsurprisingly, this announcement had the effect of a bomb, prompting some competitors to react. This is particularly the case of Volkswagen, which announced this Friday, January 22, 2021 a significant price drop for its Volkswagen ID.3, its 100% electric compact. Until then the entry level, namely the Life finish, was offered at € 36,390. Once the bonus is applied, the bill drops to € 29,390.

Volkswagen launches a new trim version for the ID.3

Before widening the gap further with Tesla, Volkswagen has launched a new finish for the ID.3, even cheaper than the Life version. The ID.3 City is displayed from € 33,890 including VAT and the price therefore drops to € 26,890 after application of the ecological bonus. And what does this City edition offer? A 45 kWh Pure Performance battery, for an autonomy of 350 km in WLTP cycle.

The manufacturer also includes ID technology. Light, intuitive voice commands, heated front seats and leather steering wheel, 10 ″ center display with “Discover Pro” navigation system, induction charger and adaptive cruise control. With this equipment and a LOA that starts from 209 € per month, Volkswagen offers an attractive alternative to Tesla’s Model 3.

Among the other strengths of the ID.3, it should be noted that the electric compact managed to obtain 5 stars in the EuroNCAP crash test. The car recorded a score of 87% for adults and 89% for children. According to the organization, the only fault of the vehicle is at the level of “the progressively deformable mobile barrier ”. It should be remembered that the absence of a motor at the front on the vast majority of electric cars allows manufacturers to optimize the deformation performance as much as possible, thus reducing the risk of injury and death in collisions.

Source: Clean Automobile