November 29th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular mass-market cars in the world, and the question now is whether the Volkswagen ID.3 will democratize all-electric cars at a similar scale. However, in at least some places, prices are higher than expected
November 22nd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
To keep growing its market share, VW says it will invest $4 billion in its China operations in 2020 with 40% of that dedicated to electric car production at its factories in Anting and Foshan
November 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess told investors this week the ID.3 electric car costs 40% less to manufacture than the E-Golf.
November 6th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The Volkswagen factory in Zwickau is well on the way to becoming the largest electric car manufacturing facility in Europe.
November 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
At the launch ceremony for the Volkswagen ID.3 in Zwickau, Germany, the company showed it is dead serious about being a leader of the electric car revolution.
November 3rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Monday, November 4 is the date series production of the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is scheduled to begin. German chancellor Angela Merkel will be on hand along with a clutch of notable dignitaries -- including me!
October 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
When it goes on sale, the Volkswagen ID. 3 will feature an interactive LED light bar that will facilitate communication between the driver and the car. Presumably it will be included in other ID. branded cars as well.
September 20th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Following up on my article comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 with the Volkswagen Golf on a 5 year cost of ownership basis, below are comparisons of the ID.3 against a few other top selling compact cars — the Skoda Octavia, Skoda Octavia Sport Edition, Renault Megane Life, Renault Megane GT Line, Peugeot 308 Access, and Peugeot 308
September 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
For this analysis, I'm comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 to the lowest trim Volkswagen Golf and the highest trim Golf, but not adding any options/extras. The ID.3 likely has top-of-the-line technology, so even the base ID.3 should probably be compared to higher-trim versions of the Volkswagen Golf. Consider this an unfair handicap for the incumbents
September 11th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We still don't have much info on the Volkswagen ID.3, but we have a little bit to go on regarding price and range.
The base version of the ID.3 is supposed to be under €30,000. I'm assuming that means just under, so will round up to €30,000. The "up to" (idealistic) WLTP range on that trim is 330 km (205 miles). How do these figures compare to the Nissan LEAF and Hyundai Kona
September 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Some years ago, Volkswagen Group discovered that the only legitimate way forward in the auto world was electrification. (Who knows what triggered that realization?) From that point on, from everything I've seen in the past few years, part of the company has been working hard to develop high-quality, competitive electric vehicles. The new ID.3 is proof of that
July 11th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen has begun making pre-production versions of its ID.3 electric car ahead of full production, which is scheduled for the middle of 2020.
May 10th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Think nobody wants to buy an electric car? Think again. Volkswagen booked more than 10,000 reservations for its new ID. 3, the electric car that is scheduled to go into production later this year.
May 8th, 2019 | by Dr. Maximilian Holland
Earlier today, Volkswagen held a press conference and livestream in preparation for the launch of the new all-electric ID.3 hatchback. Although we didn't learn very much new information, VW came across as very serious, and one or two interesting points stood out to me. Reservations are open now (at least, in some European markets). These are for the initial 30,000 customers of the "ID.3 1st" launch editions
December 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
On January 1, Volkswagen will pull all its software development activities together under the umbrella of a new division called Car.Software. One goal is the creation of a dedicated operating system -- vw.os -- for all vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen Group.
December 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
We've published numerous analyses of our own on the total cost of ownership of the Tesla Model 3 and Volkswagen ID.3 compared to top gasoline competitors. However, if you don't trust research from CleanTechnica, perhaps you'll find the work of a major international financial firm more palatable. A recently published report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) that was passed along to CleanTechnica dove into this topic for the
December 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular CleanTechnica stories of November involved romance, murder, secrecy, drama, and the most shocking finale in the history of entertainment. Oh, wait, no, they mostly just involved a bunch of cleantech news updates and analyses
December 6th, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen
Denmark Planned Tax Increase For BEVs Scrapped — Hurray!
Tax Increase For ICEVs Scrapped Too — What
December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
When it comes to electric vehicle adoption, Norway is king of the hill. Nearly 2 out of every 3 passenger vehicles sold in Norway come with a plug. In October, the plug-in vehicle share was 59%, a bit higher than the 56% plug-in vehicle hold for January–October
December 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Tesla accounts for 1 out of every 6¼ global plug-in vehicle sales. The Tesla Model 3 alone accounts for 1 out of every 8 global plug-in vehicle sales, 13% of the global market