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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best small electric car for long distances

This class embraces nimble city cars and handy small cars and continues onwards to encompass everything up to and including family-sized SUVs no more than 4.5 metres long...

Best small electric car for long journeys

Volkswagen ID.3 77kWh Pro S Tour

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When it comes to tackling a long journey in any electric vehicle, how far it will travel on a single charge will be at the front of most people’s minds.

If you’re among them, the long-range Tour version of the Volkswagen ID.3 has you covered, with a 77kWh battery that will take you 338 miles (according to official figures). In this regard, it’s right at the top of the class, outstripping the Nissan Leaf e+ and Renault Zoe by nearly 100 miles. In fact, that’s farther than quite a few cars in the large electric category can go, and most of them cost a fair bit more.

Volkswagen ID.3 2021 dashboard

Of course, all the usual ID.3 benefits are present and correct; you get great forward visibility, and there’s plenty of space for four adults plus a good-sized boot for their luggage.

The Pro S Tour also has the longest list of standard kit of the ID.3 range, including 19in alloy wheels and Traffic Jam Assist to take the strain out of motorway snarl-ups.

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