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Volkswagen to open reservations for ID. hatch on May 8

Volkswagen to open reservations for ID. hatch on May 8


Volkswagen have now opened order books on the brand new EV the ID.3

We now know that May 8 was the date interested customers could put their names down to secure an early example of the electric hatchback, which will be the first Volkswagen designed as an EV from the ground up. Orders can be facilitated through the Swansway website now.

VW recently hosted a pre-booking event in Berlin, where the ID.3 was on show (albeit from inside a perspex box) and the brand confirmed they received a staggering 10,000 orders on the first day of books opening for the limited edition ID.3 1st.

If you want to be one of the lucky ones who gets to drive the new VW EV first, then the brand are asking for a £750 deposit which is refundable at anytime. 


When the standard model range is released the ID.3 will come in, you guessed it, 3 variants with 3 different battery options ranging from 45 to 77kWh. The mile range of these will be 205 (WLTP2) for the smallest version and up to 341 miles (WLTP2) for the 77kWh battery. 

Further Information on the car is still being kept close to Volswagen's chest, but we have been drip-fed certain titbits of information on this exciting new vehicle.

For example, the ID.3 1st will feature Interactive light which is a concept to help you with everyday life. This assistant tech can do anything from greeting you into the vehicle to working the Sat Nav, telling you when to push the brake when danger is imminent and even letting you know when it's safe to exit the vehicle.

With a full reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September likely, the ID.3 1st is, as the name would suggest, the first production car in a future line of all-electric ID. models. Plenty of concepts under the sub-brand have so far been showcased, including the ID. Crozz SUV, ID. Buzz camper van and ID. Vizzion saloon.

Volkswagen also has its ID. R prototype track car doing the rounds. The all-electric racer took the record time at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb last year with a 7:57.1 run up the gruelling mountain, and has developed the car further with sights set firmly on shattering the best lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife for electric cars.