The Volkswagen ID.R electric racing car and the new ID.3 will meet at the Essen Motor Show, the largest tuning fair in Europe.

The Volkswagen ID.R electric racing car and the new ID.3 have met at the Essen Motor Show, happening from 30 November to 8 December 2019.

The prototype for the racetrack and the large-scale production model for road use are open to public viewing in Hall 3 of the largest tuning fair in Europe. At first glance, the two electro pioneers represent two vehicle concepts that could hardly be more different. However, the ID.R, which has been setting records around the world since 2018, and the Volkswagen ID.3, which was presented for the first time in September, share more than just the electric drivetrain. The development of the ID.R and its appearances have provided valuable information for the series development of the ID. family. At the same time, production development supported the Volkswagen Motorsport team with know-how gained during large-scale production.

The development of both models shares a common philosophy: Maximising the efficiency of the electric drivetrain to ensure optimum usage of available energy - on the racetrack and on the road. The objective for the ID.R, a racing car that operates at the absolute limit, was peak performance on defined routes, while the ID.3 production module requires the most efficient usage of battery capacity in everyday operation and the ability to achieve the greatest range possible.