The VW ID.3 carried out long distance between two cities, breaking the official range number
The VW ID.3 will soon be made available to the first owners but in a test of the company the electric Hatch broke the official range number. This was achieved when ID.3 managed to complete a journey from Zwickau, Germany (where the model is made) to schaffhausen, Switzerland, on a charge.
On a journey that lasted about 9 hours, VW’s new electric Hatch made 531 km but with an average speed of just 56 km/h. 44% of the route was on a motorway and 56% on country roads. The ID.3 Pro Performance has a capacity battery of 62 kWh but 58 kWh is available for the user.
The average energy consumption was 10.9 kWh/100 km. The ID.3 1st Pro Performance was used for the trip, with the German company officially announcing that the ID.3 range according to the WLTP measurement is 426 km.
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Description from YouTube channel Volkswagen News :
The new Volkswagen ID.3¹ has set its first range record: The electric car covered the 531 kilometers from Zwickau to Schaffhausen (Switzerland) on a single charge. Officially, the model has a range of up to 420 kilometers (WLTP). This mark was topped by more than 100 kilometers – an increase of 26 percent. The vehicle was a series production ID.3 1st Pro Performance with a 58 kWh battery built at the Zwickau electric car factory. The route to Switzerland consisted entirely of public roads and highways, passing cities such as Bayreuth and Ulm. The record-breaking vehicle was driven by “hypermiler” Felix Egolf, a native of Switzerland. The term “hypermiling” originated in the USA and refers to driving a series production vehicle with techniques that maximize efficiency and minimize consumption.