VW ID.3 Worst Edition & Tesla M3 LR
I’ve never quite followed the oft used ‘SpeakEV’ism’ of ICE derived EVs being somehow automatically worse than a ground up EV. The e-Golf is a case in point, turns out you can just shove a motor and some batteries into a car and get good efficiency.The ID is designed as an EV, surely a purely electric car would be designed to be as efficient as possible and could make better use of the energy than an ICE derived EV. It wouldn't take magic to make a slightly larger, heavier car as efficient as the smaller one through good design and efficient engineering.
As somebody has already mentioned, a ground up EV design is mostly about packaging and manufacturing ease, not automatically efficiency. I’m sure I’ve said it before, cars are a compromise aerodynamically, otherwise they’d all look like UFOs on wheels.
It wouldn’t take magic to make the ID,3 more efficient than the e-Golf, but it would require the bending of the laws of physics and aero.