So is the 2023 ID.3 the car the original promised to be? Not quite, we fear. It’s less gimmick-ey, with less of an early adopter vibe. But the ramp-up to proper electric power is ongoing for VW. Next year, the ID.7 arrives with 434 miles of range, a 15-inch infotainment screen and newer, crisper software. Better yet, the production version of the fabulous-looking ID.2all concept is to follow in 2025 and promises to carry all of the concept’s charisma, for under £22,000. For reference, our ID.3 Pro S starts from £42,130, but with options has a £50,245 on-the-road price. Those are just two of the ten new electric models VW promises to launch between now and 2026.
We’re moving out of the early adopter era, into an era where cars just happen to be electric. The ID.3 is still good in the ways it always was, and better in others. What was a spacious, comfortable EV with good range now has better range, better tech and better looks. It’s better than many other EVs you can buy right now for similar money, but we can’t shake the vibe, as we couldn’t back then, that better is soon to come.