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Volkswagen has announced that its all-electric ID.3 will be available in China from the fourth quarter of 2021. The compact car has celebrated its Chinese premiere at the Chengdu Motor Show. 

The announcement follows the launch of the ID.4 and the ID.6 in the Chinese market.

Chinese customers will be able to reserve an ID.3 via a pre-booking system prior to the official market launch in October. VW says by year-end, 80,000 to 100,000 vehicles from the ID. family are to be delivered to customers in China – subject to the supply situation for semiconductors.

By 2030, Volkswagen intends to increase the share of its all-electric vehicle deliveries in Europe to over 70 percent. In North America and China, the brand is targeting an EV share of over 50 percent.

Volkswagen CEO, Ralf Brandstätter, says: “Volkswagen’s global electrification offensive is rapidly gaining further momentum. After the ID.4 and the ID.6, we are now launching the ID.3 as the third all-electric model series in China within a mere six months. We are thus underscoring our ambition to occupy a leading position in the market for electric vehicles in China as well as Europe.” 

Volkswagen China CEO, Stephan Wöllenstein, adds: “With the ID.4 and ID.6 we have successfully launched two strong model series in recent months. Feedback from our customers is promising, delivery figures meet our expectations. With the ID.3, we are now offering our customers a product in the important compact segment and, in combination with the other ID. models, are able to cover a large share of the market.”

In the first six months of 2021, Volkswagen held the number one position in the European market for all-electric vehicles, accounting for a market share of 15.4 percent.

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