Volkswagen officially introduced the ID 3 electric five-door to the world on Wednesday.

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Its formal debut is scheduled for the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

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So why start with 3?     

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It shows that there's room both above and below this model for future electric cars.     

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It also extends to the idea that the ID 3 is the third world-shifting vehicle from VW, following the Beetle and Golf.    

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When they make it to production, the ID Crozz, ID Vizzion, ID Roomzz and others will be given similar numerical names.    

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The short-range battery offers about 205 miles by WLTP measurements, with a midrange battery delivering about 261 miles, while the long-range battery extends that to about 342 miles.     

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The lowest-range model is believed to start under 30,000 euros (about $33,600) in Germany, less any local incentives.    

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Production doesn't start until the end of 2019, and deliveries won't start for European customers until mid-2020.     

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Some markets will get early access to preorders, while others will have to wait until after Frankfurt -- in total, 29 markets will be eligible for ID 3 preorders.    

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