Volkswagen ID.3 2021 electric car owner review

Volkswagen ID.3 2021 electric car owner review

Steve H drives a Volkswagen ID.3 Family Pro Performance 58kWh 2021 electric car.

This is Steve H’s first electric car, he’s owned the ID.3 under 1 year and drives between 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 5,000-10,000 miles and he achieves 200 miles range from a full charge.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

Smart, roomy, easy to drive, all the equipment we need, smooth, silent and powerful. And a good finance deal too!


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Smoothness
  • Power
  • Easy to drive.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • Slow infotainment interface
  • Poor app
  • Silly window switches
  • Somewhat cheap-looking interior (though it’s more comfortable than it looks).


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?



What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • Pre-conditioning (when it works)
  • ACC
  • Reversing camera (covered when not in use, so always clear).


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

0-60 in 7 seconds!


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Don’t know yet, tech is advancing so quickly. A range of 300+ miles in a small car would be good.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

zappi 2 – works flawlessly with solar PV panels and cheap overnight tariff.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go Faster – 4 hour low-price window (20:30-00:30) means we can load-shift easily.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

Instavolt – always reliable. I use public chargers so rarely (fewer than 10 times in first year) that the price doesn’t matter.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Instavolt
  • ChargePlace Scotland (not very reliable but often free)
  • Charge My Street.


Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Direct Line – recommended, no faff, good price.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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