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Rumours about Plans for the small Electric Car ID.3 from VW

These are still rumours – but they have been around for some time: VW is considering producing the ID.3, the second model of its ID electric car brand, in China at SAIC in the near future. This was reported by several Chinese media on Wednesday. They show photos of an ID.3 prototype that is said to have been on a test drive in China. Youtube videos of alleged test drives of the car in Shanghai are also circulating. The SAIC VW joint venture in Shanghai is said to have expressed interest in manufacturing it. Volkswagen already produces two China versions of the ID.4 compact electric SUV on the MEB modular electric drive platform, the ID. 4 X with SAIC VW in Shanghai and the ID.4 Crozz with FAW VW in Foshan, southern China. The car directly attacks US competitor Tesla: even the most expensive version of the ID.4 Crozz is cheaper than a standard Tesla Model 3 model, according to the website Inside EVs.

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