More than 10,000 Volkswagen ID.3 1ST edition orders were reserved within 24 hours. Less than 20,000 are left.

Within 24-hours since the pre-booking launch event in Berlin yesterday, Volkswagen received more than 10,000 registrations (with a deposit of around €1,000) for the Volkswagen ID.3 1ST limited edition.

According to the German manufacturer, the feedback from the potential customers exceeds expectations... and IT system capabilities as in many cases computers were not able to handle the flood of customers, which resulted in "long waiting times and interruptions in the registration process in some markets".

Volkswagen intends to sell only 30,000 copies of the ID.3 1ST edition (with a mid-range battery pack of 58 kWh and 420 km (261 miles) of WLTP range) at a price of less than €40,000 (in Germany). If the reservations will continue to grow in the following days, the pool will shrink very soon.

"Customers’ interest in the special edition, the ID.3 1ST, which is limited to 30,000 vehicles, is significantly exceeding the brand’s expectations. Sometimes, the IT systems are unable to handle the large number of users accessing the system at the same time. This leads to long waiting times and interruptions in the registration process in some markets. Volkswagen is working hard to eliminate the hitches. Nevertheless, more than 10,000 registrations were received throughout Europe during the first 24 hours."

After the 30,000 first ID.3 are sold, Volkswagen will switch to regular versions, which will be available with three battery pack options (beginning with mid-range, we believe).

  • ID.3 regular with medium battery pack
  • ID.3 regular with big battery pack
  • ID.3 regular with base battery pack starting below €30,000 (target) in Germany

More details about the ID.3 in our previous post.

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Already more than 10,000 registrations for the ID.3

  • Expectations significantly exceeded: in some cases, IT systems cannot handle flood of customers
  • Pre-booking for limited special edition started yesterday
  • Already strong interest from customers on first day

At a press event held yesterday in Berlin, Volkswagen launched pre-booking in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. model family, the ID.3. Customers’ interest in the special edition, the ID.3 1ST, which is limited to 30,000 vehicles, is significantly exceeding the brand’s expectations. Sometimes, the IT systems are unable to handle the large number of users accessing the system at the same time. This leads to long waiting times and interruptions in the registration process in some markets. Volkswagen is working hard to eliminate the hitches. Nevertheless, more than 10,000 registrations were received throughout Europe during the first 24 hours.