The Volkswagen ID 3 has had several specifications temporarily removed in the UK due to the ongoing international semiconductor crisis.
The electric hatchback is now available only in Life specification, which is based on the 200bhp ID 3 Pro Performance, equipped with a 58kWh battery capable of a 259 mile range.
With the ID 3 Life priced from £35,835, it means there’s currently no ID 3 on sale that meets the criteria for the UK government’s £1500 Plug-in Car Grant grant.
Volkswagen said: “Due to very high demand for the all-electric Volkswagen ID 3, combined with the still-volatile semiconductor supply situation, delivery times for this popular model are currently much longer than usual.
“Therefore, in order to minimise the waiting period for a new car, Volkswagen has temporarily simplified the ID 3 model range in some markets. For the UK, a special ID 3 Life model based on the ID 3 Pro Performance is being offered for the time being.”
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