Comparison between:
- 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Plus
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD
- 2020 smart EQ fortwo cabrio

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Plus2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD2020 smart EQ fortwo cabrio
SeriesID.--
2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Plus2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD2020 smart EQ fortwo cabrio
Model aliasID3 1st--
TrimPlusPerformance AWD-
Model year202020212020
MarketEuropeNorth America, Europe, ChinaEurope
Price-USD 54,990 (USA, Nov 2020)
EUR 58,490 (DE, Nov 2020)
CNY 419,800 (CN, Nov 2020)
GBP 22,980 (UK, Oct 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackSedanHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Mild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
High-strength steel
Exterior colorsWhite
Teal
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
White
Black
Carmine Red
Gold Beige
Lime Green
Cool Silver
Lava Orange
Midnight Blue
Moon White
Titania Grey
Graphite Grey
Interior colorsWhite-Orange
Grey-Black
Black
Black and White
Black
Black/Blue
Black/Grey
Number of doors542
Number of seats552
Length167.8 in
4261 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
106.1 in
2695 mm
Width71.2 in
1809 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
65.5 in
1663 mm
Width with mirrors-82.2 in
2088 mm
74.5 in
1893 mm
Width with folded mirrors-76.1 in
1933 mm
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Height61.1 in
1552 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
61.2 in
1555 mm
Wheelbase108.9 in
2765 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
73.7 in
1873 mm
Front track-62.2 in
1580 mm
57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear track-62.2 in
1580 mm
56.3 in
1430 mm
Clearance-5.5 in
140 mm
4.4 in
113 mm
Front headroom-40.3 in
1024 mm
-
Rear headroom-37.7 in
958 mm
-
Front shoulder room-56.3 in
1430 mm
-
Rear shoulder room-54.0 in
1372 mm
-
Front hip room-53.4 in
1356 mm
-
Rear hip room-52.4 in
1331 mm
-
Front legroom-42.7 in
1085 mm
-
Rear legroom-35.2 in
894 mm
-
Passenger volume-2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
-
Trunk volume385.0 l
13.60 ft3
0.39 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume--340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
Secondary trunk volume-84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
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Curb weight3637.63 lb
1650 kg
4100.6 lb
1860 kg
2458.15 lb
1115 kg
Payload-972.24 lb
441 kg
451.95 lb
205 kg
GVWR-5072.84 lb
2301 kg
2910.1 lb
1320 kg
Drag coefficient0.267 Cd0.23 Cd-

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenTesla-
ModelAPP 310L13-
Electric motor typeBrushless DCPermanent magnet synchronous-
Location of the motorRearRearRear
Voltage-370 V-
Power150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
Torque310 Nm
31.6 kgm
228.6 ft-lb
-160 Nm
16.3 kgm
118.0 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Additional information-A permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive
Radar-based recuperation

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Manufacturer-Tesla-
Motor type-AC induction/asynchronous-
Location-Front-
Power-147 kW
197.1 hp
199.9 ps
-
Regenerative braking-Yes-
Additional features-3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled
with variable frequency drive
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
162.2 mph
261.0 km/h
80.8 mph
130.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h-3.30 s11.50 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-3.20 s-

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeWLTP: 261.0 mi / 420.0 kmNEDC: 372.8 mi / 600.0 km
EPA: 315.0 mi / 507.0 km
WLTP: 352.3 mi / 567.0 km
NEDC: 98.8 mi / 159.0 km
Real range: 68.4 mi / 110.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiency-EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 107 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 118 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 17.8 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+-

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.2 m
33.46 ft
11.8 m
38.71 ft
6.95 m
22.80 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.05-

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio-9-

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspension-Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Shock absorbers
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspension-Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakes-Ventilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakes-Ventilated discsDrums
Additional information-Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims-9Jx20 ET34-

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres215/50R19-165/65R15
185/60R15

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

Manufacturer-Tesla and Panasonic, LG ChemDeutsche Accumotive
Model-NCR21700A-
Type of rechargeable battery-Lithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity58 kWh79.5 kWh17.6 kWh
Number of cells-441696
Number of modules--3
Voltage-360 V-
Energy density-260 Wh/kg-
Weight-1053.81 lb
478 kg
-
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
Cooling-Water-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature--30 °C
-22 °F
-40 °C
-40 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-60 °C
140 °F
50 °C
122 °F
Additional informationVW explicitly states this is the net battery capacity
Estimated gross capacity - 62 kWh
The battery is automatically cooled when at 48°C or above and heated when at -7.5°C or below.
Usable battery capacity around 75 kWh.
Beattery heater

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeWallbox, 7.2 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC charging, 100 kW
NEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 kW
Wallbox, 4.6 kW
Wallbox, 22 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging port-Onboard charger, Tesla, 11.5 kWOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 4.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 22 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC charging, 0:28-0:30
Wallbox 11 kW, 5:17
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 8:04
Supercharger, 0:33
SAE J1772 Adapter, 4:12-13:59
Wall Connector, 7:00
NEMA 14-50, 8:23
NEMA 5-15, 55:55
Wallbox 22 kW, 0:48
Wallbox 4.6 kW, 3:50

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAdaptive Cruise Control (S)
Keyless Advanced locking and starting system (S)
Rearview camera system (S)
DAB+ digital radio (S)
Navigation system (S)
2 x USB-C ports on the center console (S)
Design seats (S)
Heated seats (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Tinted windows (S)
Ambient lights (S)
Brake lights (S)
Matrix LED headlights (S)
Matrix sidelights (S)
Turn indicators and tail light clusters (S)
Air-filter (S)
Aluminium pedals (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Carbon fiber spoiler (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Lowered suspension (S)
Performance Brakes (S)
Track Mode (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
In-car internet streaming music & media (S)
Internet browser (S)
Location aware automatic garage door opener (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Premium audio - 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and immersive sound (S)
Satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable front and rear heated seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Leatherette steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)
Centre console with drawer and double cup holder at front (S)
Gearshift lever knob in leather (chrome) (S)
Lockable glove compartment (S)
Storage compartment in doors, front (S)
Storage compartment in tailgate (S)
3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel in leather (S)
Acoustic presence indicator at speeds below 17 mph (S)
Active Brake Assist (S)
Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brake force distribution (S)
Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant (S)
Central locking with radio remote control, visual locking-verification signal (S)
Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights (S)
Crosswind Assist (S)
Cruise control with limiter (S)
Electronic Stability Programme (S)
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Knee airbag for the driver (S)
Lane Keeping Assist with acoustic and visual warning (S)
Seat belt reminder warning (S)
Three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters (S)
Tridion safety cell (S)
Two pelvis/thorax bags in the backrests of the seats (S)
Tyre pressure monitoring system (S)
Window airbags (S)
12 volt socket with cover (S)
7-inch multi-touch infotainment display (O)
Dashboard Instrument panel (S)
Digital Radio (S)
Instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch TFT colour display (S)
MirrorLink (O)
smart Media-System (O)
Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning (S)
Pre-entry climate control (S)
Front passenger seat with through-loading function (fully folding backrest) (S)
Heated seats (O)
Heated multi-function steering wheel (O)
Height-adjustable steering column (O)
Comfort windscreen wipers with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function (S)
Driver's door mirrors electrically adjustable and heated (S)
Electric tritop black fabric soft top (fully automatic) with glass rear window and headlining (S)
Electric windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor (S)
Painted door handles (body colour) (S)
Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/washfunction (S)
Sun visors for driver and front passenger with vanity mirrors (S)
H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights (S)
Headlamp range adjustment, manual (S)
Reading light for driver and front passenger (S)
Third brake light featuring LED technology (S)
Fabric (S)
Leather (O)
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