Volkswagen ID.3 2021 electric car owner review

Volkswagen ID.3 2021 electric car owner review

Mick drives a Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S 77kWh 2021.

This is Mick’s first electric car, he’s owned the ID.3 under 1 year and drives 30,000-40,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 30,000-40,000 miles and he achieves 300 miles from a full charge.


Why did you choose the Volkswagen ID.3?

Best range at the right price. It’s a work car that I have, not for leisure.


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

When we purchased this car we found out it was a press release car for VW so had all the accessories installed, every thing works fine, no faults, just heavy on tyres because of the weight of the car. But we still got 32k miles out of the first set of Goodyears and we’re now on all-season Michelins.


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

Apart from the tyres, I really cannot fault this car.


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

Only a new set of paddle lights (common fault).


Volkswagen ID.3 2021 electric car owner review


What are the standout technological features of the car?

Headlights, heat pump & massage seats.


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

Heat pump absolutely necessary to reduce the drain on the battery.


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What electric car(s) are you interested in next and why?

Another VW – value for money and a pleasure to drive.


Home charging unit – outline both positive & negative elements

Project EV 03/07S-SE – it doesn’t like the VW ID.3 app!


Electricity supplier & tariff – outline both positive & negative elements 

E.ON – 19p per kWh, fixed for 2 years & runs out in August.


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

GRIDSERVE in the UK & Fastned when abroad.


Insurer – outline both positive & negative elements

LV= specialise in EVs but they’re starting to get expensive.


Please itemise where you’re saving money (or not) owning & running a Volkswagen ID.3

2,000 miles a month @ 5p per mile and paid 45p doesn’t take much working out!


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