Two important highway range tests of the all-new Volkswagen ID.3 were conducted and presented on the Battery Life channel – first at a nominal 90 km/h (56 mph), and the second at 130 km/h (81 mph).
The 1ST edition cars are equipped with 58 kWh/62 kWh battery packs (net/total) and rated at 420 km (261 miles) under the WLTP test cycle (combined).
The car seems to be comfortably able to achieve the WLTP range.
During the first test, the real average speed was 86 km/h (53.5 mph). The car was able to drive 421 km (from 100% to 5% battery state-of-charge) with about 23 km more left. That would translate to a total range of 444 km (276 miles).
The average energy consumption was 12.9 kWh/100 km or 129 Wh/km (208 Wh/mile).
In the second test, at a significantly higher average speed of 122 km/h (75.8 mph), the ID.3 was driven 278 km (100-2% battery state-of-charge) and still was able to go 6 km more, according to the on-board computer.
The total range would be then 284 km (177 miles) or even a few miles more according to Google, which shows that a total of 282 km was covered (+2% SOC).
The average energy consumption was 20.2 kWh/100 km or 202 Wh/km (325 Wh/mile).
Of course, it’s not a scientific test, but one of the first that we have right now. Give us a sign in the comments on what you think about the ID.3 range (remember, that there will be also bigger and smaller battery options).