Volkswagen has made it clear that they are looking to compete with the Tesla Model 3 in the future. Initially, their plan was to offer more units faster than Tesla but in case that does not work out, Volkswagen has another backup plan ready.
Having to wait for months to get a car is one of the biggest reason why people are put off by Tesla but others also avoid Tesla because of its price tag. That is probably why Volkswagen decided to offer their ID at a cheaper price.
According to Autobil Produktion, the Volkswagen ID will be coming in with a $27,000 price tag as Volkswagen plans to sell the ID about $7000 to $8000 cheaper than the Tesla Model 3.
The reason why they think that could sell it for such a low price is because they predicted that the price of battery would drop by the time the Volkswagen ID is ready but if that is the case, Tesla could also be offering their vehicle at a cheaper price.
The production version of the Volkswagen ID is expected to make its debut in 2020.