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Customers Can Order A Volkswagen ID.3 First Edition Starting June 17

Discussion in 'Volkswagen AG Hybrids and EVs' started by Tideland Prius, May 9, 2020.

  1. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Good news if you're in Europe.

    Customers Can Order A Volkswagen ID.3 First Edition Starting June 17 | CleanTechnica
     
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    Guess it's good it's not available in the US as the upgraded - more expensive version comes with ....
    we installed 3-phase rotary conversion motor for our commercial Mill. Not a cheap way to go but it's what you'd have to do -- unless they came up with something more practical for the u.s.
    But it's a moot point, since we don't get the car here in the US anyway.
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    Seems like the Europeans are going that way. The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace will have an upgraded AC charger to take advantage of 3-phase level 2 charging.

    I'm currently under utilizing a 6-50R for the Prime lol. Could've gotten a Model 3 LR and take full advantage of the 50A outlet. It is 3-phase (confirmed with a Model S owner)
     
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    Three-phase is more readily available in Europe; it is even in homes. Renault's primary BEV had a charger that could handle something like 27kW. But I remember reading that the public 'level 3' AC chargers have fallen out of favor for DC.