Range record: Volkswagen ID.3 makes a 531 km trip without charging look easy

It went all the way from Zwickau to Switzerland on one charge

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The race for maximum EV range is on, and Volkswagen are taking it very seriously. Sure, the likes of the Tesla and Porsche are doing well at it, they aren't quite doing as well as VW are.

Volkswagen's ID.3 just set a new range record of 531 km (329.9 miles) on one charge. While it may only be a few more than Tesla's Model 3 record, it is a record nonetheless and is a whopping 100 km more than its Official WLTP expected range.

This drive was done exclusively on public roads going from Zwickau, Germany to Switzerland all without stopping to charge. Results show that 44 percent of the journey was done on highways and 56 percent on country roads with an average speed of 56 km/h (34.7 mph).

The driver, Felix Egolf (not to be confused with the e-Golf) completed the journey from Zwickau to Schaffhausen in roughly nine hours. The vehicle that achieved this new record was a manganese grey ID.3 1st Pro Performance with a 58 kWh battery and 204 PS.

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If this is how well VW is doing now with its first ever proper EV, imagine how it will do in the years to come. It's all very exciting stuff. It's similar to the race to the moon...in a way.

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Comments (9)

  • 😮😮😮That's amazing.TESLA is Toast😅😂

      1 month ago
  • All well and good and the tech is progressing however to achieve this takes an immense amount of concentration and optimising every technique possible which is tiresome. Still easier to fill up at the petrol station and get on with it.

    Clearly there is still a long way to go (no pun intended)!

      1 month ago
  • 531 km is only 330 miles. Let's not get too excited here.

      1 month ago
  • Good news that because i love this car so far

      1 month ago
  • That’s a pretty impressive range

      1 month ago
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