This week, Volkswagen has launched a new entry level version of the ID.3 – the company’s Golf sized all electric car. The new trim is called City and comes in at £28,370 in the UK after the recent reduced £2,500 government grant for plug in cars.

The ID.3 City comes with a 45kWh battery with 217 miles of range, 148bhp, 229lb ft of torque and it does 0-60mph in a respectable 8.9 seconds. Charging from a home wall box at 7.2kW can take around seven hours for a full charge and 100kW fast charging is supported with 5% to 80% taking just over 30 minutes.

Inside the ID.3 City is plenty of kit, all models come with a 10-inch screen for infotainment with voice control, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other smart add ons include lane keeping assist, collision warning, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensors and rain-sensing wipers.

“The fact that the ID 3 City brings the entry price of ID 3 ownership into an even lower band is good news for everybody.”

Joe Laurence, UK ID brand product manager