VW launches major electric car push

Pre-ordering is now available for VW's first fully electric car, the model ID.3, which will spearhead the carmaker's EUR 30 billion investment in the EV segment.

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Still burdened by the diesel scandal and ever-sharper environmental regulations from authorities, Volkswagen has taken a strategic leap in betting its whole business on electric vehicles. In any case, the German carmaker has invested EUR 30 billion in developing new EV models.

And VW has now released details on its first fully electric product, the model ID.3. During a press conference Wednesday, VW announced that it has opened pre-ordering for the model, for which, similarly to Tesla's approach, eager buyers can pay a deposit of around EUR 1,000 to jump the queue. The ID.3 is expected to hit the streets in around one year's time, reports Bloomberg News. 

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