Article By Richard Aucock

Volkswagen doubles ID.3 range eligible for Plug-in Car Grant

The Volkswagen ID.3 has become more affordable still with the introduction of a lower-priced City variant paired with the 45kWh ‘Pure’ battery option

Motorists keen to buy a Volkswagen EV qualifying for the revised £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant now have double the number of ID.3 to choose from thank to a further expansion of the range.

The introduction of a new 45kWh Pure Performance version with entry-level City trim brings the price down to £28,370, once the grant is deducted.

The 150hp motor offers 0-62mph in a sprightly 8.9 seconds, and the City variant can cover up to 217 miles on a single charge.

Volkswagen is also offering it in eye-catching Style guise, priced from £32,470 (offering a 215-mile range). This has 18-inch alloys, matrix LED lights and, inside, 30-colour ambient lighting.

Even the City has a generous spec though, including 10-inch infotainment, heated front seats, 10-colour ambient lighting and adaptive cruise control.

“The City and Style are an important milestone in the ID.3’s life cycle, as they usher in the Pure Performance powertrain,” said product manager Joe Laurence.

“Offering the best of both worlds with value and performance built in, these two important new trim levels further significantly broaden the ID.3’s appeal – an attribute regarded as one of the model’s key strengths by experts.

“The fact the ID.3 City brings the entry price of ownership into an even lower band is good news for everybody – and further cements the model’s reputation as ‘the electric people’s car’.”

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