The ID 3 will kick start Volkswagen’s new electric car offensive with a new sub-brand that will introduce a whole range of electric cars over the next five years.
Prices will start at around £26,000 for the entry-level 45kWh version, offering a 205-mile range.
There will be a 58kWh version that can cover 260 miles between charges and a range topping 77kWh model that can go 340 miles.
The ID 3 will be built at VW’s Zwickau plant in central Germany, which has recently been repurposed for the new platform. The company has stated that it expects to build around 330,000 MEB-based vehicles per year there.