Why do all the electric cars have such wacky names? Have Tesla poisoned the well, or was it inevitable that all cars would eventually be called ‘5’, ‘e’, ‘ID.3’, ‘EQC’, etc.? Let’s look at the history, the marketing, and the exceptions that prove the rule.
Volkswagen made waves this month with the reveal of the ID.3 electric hatch, but it looks like it’s the next EV off the line — VW’s first electric SUV — that Australia will be seeing first. We dig through the reports, the interviews and the concepts to see what the production ID.4 SUV might look like.
The ID.3 has been revealed in Frankfurt, marking the 3rd generation for Volkswagen and the beginning of their full-scale transition to electric mobility. With range, specs, and price on their side, the ID.3 is set to be a game changing EV for Europe — but Australians aren’t so lucky.
Volkswagen have announced the “third chapter” of their brand with the reveal of the ID.3, the all-electric flagship to a new model family for the German automaker. Now that European pre-orders are open with deliveries slated for mid-2020, the question remains: When will Australia be getting VW’s latest model?