Charged EVs | Volkswagen increases power of ID.3 motor

German automaker Volkswagen has launched an upgraded version of its ID.3 electric compact car containing a stronger and more efficient electric motor, providing more power and economical consumption.

In Germany, the ID.3 Pro S model now delivers 170 kW as standard. Customers in other markets can decide after purchase whether they want to increase the basic output from 150 kW to 170 kW via its new power-on-demand option, the company said. Increasing the power to 170 kW improves 0 to 100 km/h acceleration to 7.1 seconds. The combined WLTP range for the ID.3 Pro S reaches up to 559 km.

The new model now has an improved e-route planner and the option of preconditioning the battery. The charging and thermal management function prepares the battery ahead of the next DC charging stop so that it is supplied with energy as quickly as possible on long distances. The battery is heated to the optimum temperature so that it can be charged with a maximum output of up to 175 kW, reducing the charging time by several minutes, particularly in winter. Pre-conditioning starts automatically on the way to the next quick-charging station when route guidance on the navigation system is active using the enhanced EV Route Planner. Otherwise, the function can be activated manually using the charging menu in the infotainment system.

“The ID.3 Pro S represents the consistent further development of our product portfolio based on the needs of our customers. For example, the model now has an improved e-route planner and the option of preconditioning the battery. These are functions that have already been very well received by drivers of the other ID. models,” said Imelda Labbé, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales.

Source: Volkswagen