Volkswagen names its new electric car ID.3 and starts preorders
Volkswagen’s upcoming electric car has a name.
The ID.3 will not make it’s official debut until September but VW spilled the model name Wednesday.
The company says the ID. portion of the name stands for intelligent design “intelligent design, identity and visionary technologies.”
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The numeral 3 tags this as a compact car, similar to other manufacturers’ use of the digit to indicate their diminutive cars.
Volkswagen started taking orders Wednesday for European customers.
The ID.3 will start at about $33,000 in Germany with the first special edition coming in below $44,000 with a range of 260 miles on a charge.
This is VW’s push toward offering “more than 20 purely electrically driven models and more than a million vehicles sold annually, all of which being both networked and emission-free” by 2025.
There will be more vehicles in the ID. model series. Look for the ID. CROZZ, ID. VIZZION and ID. ROOMZZ concept cars to get numerical names in the near future.
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