Volkswagen ID 3 150kW Business Pro 58kWh 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Version review

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RRP£39,425
Fuel type:
electric
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Volkswagen ID 3 is a remarkably well-rounded small electric car. Not only is it one one of the few EVs that’s genuinely good fun to drive thanks to its well-weighted steering and fantastic body control, but it feels genuinely zippy too, matching the acceleration of the pricier Kia e-Niro Long Range and pummelling the rest of its key rivals, including the Citroën e-C4 and Peugeot e-208. It’s also surprisingly well-equipped in Life trim and benefits from slow predicted depreciation.

Business trim comes with some useful kit over Life such as adaptive matrix LED headlights, keyless entry, better seats, a ski flap, illuminated door handles and a rear camera. It's available with the Pro or Pro Performance battery and motor combinations.

The Pro Performance has a 58kWh battery, a 201bhp motor and, according to official WLTP figures, a range of 263miles. We managed 197 miles on a mix of roads at our private test track. 0-62mph takes 7.3sec, matching the fastest Leaf. That’s some way off the pace of the slowest Model 3, but with typically instant electric-car surge, you won't find it lacking rapidity off the line. A 50kW charger should take it from 10-80% charge in around 60mins, while a 7kW home wall box will fully charge the battery from empty in around nine hours.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.3 seconds
Fuel TypeElectric
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

385

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

0

g/km