Volkswagen chose 150 volunteers at its Chemnits, Dresden, and Zwickau plants and gave them an ID.3. The employees aren't just getting a free car, though. The testers will be crucial in ensuring the ID.3 is ready when deliveries start in September.
“The comprehensive driving profiles in the run-up to the European market launch of the ID.3 are extremely valuable to us and open up further potential for optimization”, said Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for E-mobility. “Added to this is the very personal feedback from our employees. That means our team in Zwickau is not only building the ID.3 to the highest quality standards, it is also actively assisting in the further development of the technology and electric cars.”
The cars, like the 1st Edition ID.3s, won't have all the features available on later models. The testers' ID.3s will, therefore, be updated often and driver feedback will be factored into the final production versions.