Across Germany: endurance test with ID.3 covering 28,198 kilometres between Oberstdorf and Sylt
An inquisitive nature and many questions about electric mobility were two constant companions on our tour, most of all at the quick-charging stations and the many dealerships we stopped at over the course of the ID.3 Germany tour, Zietlow explained. The charging infrastructure is already relatively well developed nowadays. 652 stations were compatible with We Charge. However, at some sites there is still potential for improvement, for instance some charging stations are located off the beaten track or they are poorly lit at night. At the heart of this endurance test was a Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S pre-production model with a battery capacity of 77 kWh. The vehicle boasts a range of up to 549 km in the WLTP cycle and will be launched in spring 2021.
Access to the quick-charging station network in Germany was the focus of this marathon test drive planned by the Institute of Transport Logistics (ITL) at TU Dortmund University as part of which the two drivers headed to quick-charging stations with a minimum charging output of 60 kilowatts across the country. The 125 kilowatts maximum charging capacity of the ID.3 Pro S was provided at most of the tested quick-charging stations and the Volkswagen We Charge payment system granted access across all brands.
Not just the charging stations, but also the VW ID.3 demonstrated that electric mobility in Germany is efficient and suitable for everyday challenges.
Dec 04, 2020 at 08:24