Volkswagen not bringing ID.3 to India. Disappointing!

Volkswagen not bringing ID.3 to India. Disappointing!

German auto major Volkswagen Group has no plans to bring the ID.3 electric hatchback in India. The car is based on the (Modular Electric Brand) MEB architecture, which is the backbone of Volkswagen‘s electric vehicle offensive. Despite being one of the major auto markets in the world and having huge potential for electric vehicles, Volkswagen doesn’t see it as a mature market.

However, the automaker is observing the developments in the Indian auto market and will bring its electric vehicles in future, as and when the market is ready.

The Volkswagen ID.3 electric car is available in three different variants, Pure, Pro and Pro S. The three variants come offering 330 km, 420 km and 550 km range respectively. The Volkswagen ID.3 churns out 202 PS of peak power and 310 Nm of maximum torque output.

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As of now, the German auto group that has placed Skoda as the flagbearer of the conglomerate in India, is focusing on combustible cars for the country. According to the automaker, the Indian market needs to develop its infrastructure to smoothly adopt electric mobility.

Volkswagen also thinks that electric mobility is relatively expensive for Indian consumers in comparison with fossil-fuel-powered mobility, which dominates the country’s auto market.

Volkswagen has started the global rollout of its MEB architecture. With the ID.3 hitting roads in European markets, Volkswagen is also readying the ID.4 for launch. The automaker dubs these two electric cars as the trailblazers of the new environment-friendly mobility. Apart from the ID.4 compact electric SUV, Volkswagen is also working on ID.5 electric car, which will hit the road sometime next year.

Volkswagen plans to produce 26 million electric vehicles by 2029 and around 20 million of them will be underpinned by the MEB architecture alone. The automaker has already announced to invest around 33 billion Euro in electric mobility across the group companies.

The automaker aims to become one of the major electric car manufacturers in the next decade. This will not only help the automaker to strengthen its hold in the zero-emission car market but also help in removing the stain of the Dieselgate scam.

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