VW announces ID.3 battery warranty
VW is preparing to launch the ID3, its first next-gen all-electric car based on its new MEB platform. It has been gradually revealing more about it leading to the release of the production version later this year.
Today, they announced that the ID.3, and other upcoming ID vehicles. They have a battery warranty covering 70% energy capacity for 8 years and 160,000 km (100,000 miles). They also confirmed the official charge rate, which is somewhat disappointing.
VW ID Battery Warranty
The German automaker made the announcement in a press release:
“Volkswagen will launch production of the ID.3 before the year is out. The compact-class model is the first member of the ID. family.“ A new generation of progressive electric vehicles whose lithium-ion batteries will allow for a range of up to 550 kilometers. Making the models perfect for comfortable long journeys. The future owners of ID. models won’t need to worry about the durability of their batteries either. Volkswagen will guarantee that the batteries will retain at least 70 percent of their usable capacity even after eight years or 160,000 kilometers.
The battery warranty is in line with other offerings on the market.
Tesla also offers a 70% energy capacity warranty on Model 3 over 8 years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km) for the ˜Standard Range Battery” versions. You can get 120,000 miles (192,000 km) on the longer range versions.
Of course, that’s the minimum guaranteed energy capacity, but it is expected to retain more than that over the period of time.
For example, data shows that Tesla’s battery degradation is at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles.
VW ID Charging Capacity
VW also confirmed that the batteries in the ID. family can accommodate a charging capacity of up to 125 kW:
Volkswagen will offer the ID. batteries in different sizes. This marks a completely new departure as compared to the approach taken with the brand’s current range of electric vehicles. If an owner of an ID. vehicle is not interested in driving long distances, they can opt for a battery with a low energy content. This, in turn, will make their vehicle less expensive.
Those who frequently drive long distances, on the other hand, can choose a larger battery. Which will make them more flexible in terms of how they use their car. Depending on the battery and vehicle type, a maximum range of approx. 330 to 550 kilometers can be achieved. Volkswagen also designed the batteries to accommodate a charging capacity of up to 125 kW. This is higher than anything achieved to date in the ID.3 segment and ensures fast charging and shorter charging stops.
The automaker is expected to launch the production version of the ID.3 later this year. It will be followed by a series of new ID electric vehicles.