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Volkswagen ID.3: Operating the vehicle in different countries and continents

Volkswagen ID.3 (E11, E12) 2020-2024 Owner's Manual / Operating the vehicle in different countries and continents

Approval regulations

The vehicle was manufactured by the factory for a specific country and meets those requirements and approval regulations that were valid at the time of vehicle manufacture.

If the vehicle will be used temporarily or for a brief period in another country, then read and observe the following information.

Safety standards and regulations

Some countries have special safety standards and regulations that differ from the vehicle configuration. Volkswagen recommends obtaining information about legal regulations from an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility before driving in other countries.

Selling in other countries

If the vehicle is sold in another country or will be used for an extended period in another country, then the applicable legal regulations in that country must be observed.

Certain equipment may need to be installed or removed and functions may need to be deactivated. The scope and types of service may also be affected. This particularly applies if the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle is being operated for an extended period in a different climate region.

Functions of the Infotainment system

Due to the many different frequency bands around the world, the Infotainment system installed at the factory may not function in other countries.

Charging in other countries

Due to the various different legal regulations, you may only be able to charge with limited charging current at power outlets in other countries. The charging cable limits the charging current depending on the infrastructure used. If there are different settings, the lower value is used for charging (→ Charging cable) .

Due to the different technical standards, you may not be able to charge at charging stations in another country or only if you use a suitable charging cable. For more information contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Volkswagen is not responsible for damage to the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle caused by insufficient maintenance or a lack of available original parts.

Volkswagen is not responsible if the vehicle does not meet all of the applicable legal requirements in other countries and continents.


Depending on the vehicle equipment, the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle has driver assistance systems that increase driving convenience.

These driver assistance systems use some sensors and cameras (hereafter referred to as the "sensor system") that are only partially visible to you.

The sensors and cameras visually detect the vehicle's surroundings ultrasonically or by using radar waves.

Installed sensor systems

Depending on the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle equipment, the following sensor systems may be installed:

  • Radar sensor in the front of the vehicle.

  • Radar sensors in the rear of the vehicle.

  • Camera behind the windshield.

  • Ultrasonic sensors in the front of the vehicle.

  • Ultrasonic sensors in the rear of the vehicle.

You can find information on the relevant installation location in the vehicle overviews


The driver assistance systems are not a replacement for the driver's attention and work only within their system limitations. The driver assistance systems cannot detect all driving situations and may not provide warnings or react, or may provide warnings or react with a delay, or may provide warnings or react in a way that is not desired. If you are careless, there is a risk of accidents, serious injuries and death.

  • Always stay attentive and do not rely solely on the system. The driver is always responsible for control of the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle.

  • Be aware of the limits of the sensor system and the system limitations of the individual systems.

  • Always adapt your speed and distance to vehicles driving ahead based on the visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions.

  • Be prepared to override or interrupt automatic interventions at all times.

  • Pay attention to indicators in the instrument cluster display and respond to the displays accordingly when the traffic situation allows.

  • Do not use driver assistance systems if you suspect a problem or damage.

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