VW ID.3 record - DR
Volkswagen has entrusted the launch edition of the ID.3, its new 100% electric baby, to Felix Egolf, a specialist in eco-driving. Between Zwickau (in Germany, where it is produced) and Schaffhausen, the Swiss managed to cover 531 km in a single charge while the autonomy announced for this intermediate version (204hp, 58kWh batteries) is 426 km. By taking 44% of motorways and 56% of country roads, the driver and his cameraman (in addition to the filming equipment) increased the average to 10.9 kWh / 100 km, against 15.4 kWh of official average.
A special driving style
In its press release, VW is honest to write that this experience is not comparable to a customer's daily commute. Indeed, Felix Egolf is an eco-driving specialist who knows how to optimize fuel consumption. You know as well as we do to what extent conditions (weather, temperature, use of air conditioning, etc.) and driving style can influence the consumption of a vehicle, whether electric or thermal for that matter.
But on our side, during our test of the ID.3 (which we will publish soon) combining about 30% of motorways and 70% of country roads (a total of 238 km), we had consumed 16.3 kWh / 100 km, against 16.9 kWh announced for our model equipped with the Performance pack and large 20-inch rims.
This proves that the VW ID.3 does not lie about its range. On the contrary, in this respect, it has some good surprises in store ...
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