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
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.
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.