“The comprehensive driving profiles in the run-up to the European market launch of the ID.3 are extremely valuable to us and open up further potential for optimization”, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for E-mobility, said. “Added to this is the very personal feedback from our employees. That means our team in Zwickau is not only building the ID.3 to the highest quality standards, it is also actively assisting in the further development of the technology and electric cars.”
Volkswagen is setting benchmarks with the ID.3: It is the world’s first car to be produced and delivered with a neutral CO2 balance. The new electric car offers dynamic driving characteristics, long ranges and plenty of interior space. With the ID.3, Volkswagen is making e-mobility affordable for millions of people: In terms of total cost of ownership and depending on the model variant, acquisition and operating expenses for the ID.3 are on the same level as a comparable internal combustion engine model.
Voluntary testers selected by lucky draw
The ID.3 fleet from Saxony consists of 150 vehicles that will be made available to Volkswagen employees at the Zwickau, Chemnitz and Dresden plants in several waves over the coming weeks. A lucky draw was held to select the voluntary testers. The test vehicles are not yet equipped with the designated final software status and will be receiving regular updates during the test phase.
Comments from employees:
Robert Zergiebel, Zwickau vehicle plant: “I’m really happy to be one of the first to test our new product on the road. I’m sure the ID.3 will be a real eyecatcher.”
Axel Blechschmidt, Chemnitz engine plant: “I’m looking forward to the fleet for company employees because it gives me the opportunity to be one of the first to test the ID.3. I think it’s important to give my feedback to support the further development of this electric car.”
Carolina Pfeiffer, Gläserne Manufaktur Dresden: “I’ve always been a car enthusiast and curious to find out more about new models. As a frequent driver I’m excited to see how the ID.3 measures up in everyday scenarios – from space and range to digital services.”