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Old 06-13-2019, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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VW ID.3 - All New Electric MEB Platform




VW is going to reveal their all new ID.3 in September, and deliver them in 2020 to buyers in Europe. There are 3 battery pack capacities:

45kWh 330 km (205 miles) WLTP range
58kWh 420 km (261 miles) WLTP range
77kWh 550 km (342 miles) WLTP range





I hope that VW brings the ID.3 to the US, sooner rather than later!

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VW says we will get the ID Crozz in 2020 and the Buzz in 2022. No word on if we will get the hatchback but I would guess no since VW is pulling the Golf from the US market.
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I was looking for a thread where this would fit. This will do.

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/vw...rst-to-use-it/
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VW has announced it is allowing other manufacturers to use its Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) architecture so that EVs can gain traction.
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The carmaker has already identified a company that wants to use the MEB architecture: Aachen-based e.Go Mobile AG, maker of the Life electric city car. The startup will be the world’s first external partner to use the electric platform. VW says a dedicated vehicle project is already being planned.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.GO_Mobile

They already make a postal delivery van. The Fridolin of the future.

https://e-go-mobile.com/en/newspool/...drittanbieter/
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The more I see the ID.3 the more I like it.

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Several things are of interest to me on the ID.3 - it looks like the inside door sills are quite low (maybe 30-40mm / 1 1/4-1 1/2"?), but I was hoping for flat ones, like in the Chevy Bolt EV.

I like the fact that the seat height appears to be 100-130mm / 4-5" higher than the e-Golf - this will help entry and exit ease.

I assume that the ID.3 coasts by default (like the e-Golf), and it has regen integrated on the brake pedal - does it have levels of regen selectable on the accelerator? Are they on the shifter, or on dash / software buttons, or on paddles on the steering wheel?

Does the ID.3 have a direct heating defroster? I hope it has the super-thin layer of silver version.

Does the ID.3 have a heated steering wheel, and/or a heated back seat?

Does the ID.3 have a totally flat underside? What is the Cd of the car?

What is the turning circle of the ID.3?

Can the ID.3 tow a trailer?

Does the ID.3 have a heat pump? If so, is it integrated with the motor / electronics / pack cooling and heating?
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Okay - this is big! The ID.3 has a Cd of 0.26! This is mentioned at about 36 minutes into this video:



It is in German, but has English subtitles.
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He says 0.26 "but a precise figure has not been provided"--so I would take that with a grain of salt as yet.
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Still chasing the 1947 Volkhart-Saggita then. It's been measured at 0.19—0.21.

I know, I know.... it's got more room inside.
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An all black ID.3 with minimal camouflage:

https://insideevs.com/news/358961/vo...spy-stuttgart/
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Bit of a weird Kammback

I hope their prices are more tolerable than the per kWh price of the e-up ...


On the platform: the high rear "transaxle" isn't very forthcoming to a van spin-off

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