FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen's ID3 electric hatchback is likely to get a sales boost after the brand began accepting orders for the car's base version.
Up to now VW has focused on the higher-end ID3 Pro that starts at 34,995 euros ($42,330) in Germany and can drive as far as 426 km (265 miles) on a single charge because of its large battery.
European customers can now order an entry level version of the battery-powered car called ID3 Pure at a price of 30,000 euros.
The ID3 Pure is expected to have a 330-km range under the WLTP test cycle.
The ID3 finished 2020 with strong sales after its launch was delayed because of software glitches. VW began ID3 deliveries in Europe in September, but without key functions such as App Connect. The problems were fixed in December.