Volkswagen confirmed that its subsequent electrical automobile, the ID 5, will begin manufacturing in Germany within the second half of 2021. The primary pilot collection of the ID 5 has already began manufacturing, the automaker confirmed in a current tweet.
The ID 5 can be a coupe model of the ID 4 compact SUV, which went on sale in Europe, China, and North America in late 2020. The ID 4 is the primary automobile constructed on VW’s modular MEB electrical structure to be obtainable in North America. Its predecessor, the hatchback ID 3, is simply being offered in Europe.
The ID 5 may additionally fail to achieve this aspect of the Atlantic Ocean, though a VW spokesperson didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
A tough translation of that tweet reads, “It’s official: on the #VWID3 & #VWID4 follows the #VWID5 ! As #VW -Mark boss Ralf Brandstätter in dialog with @WN_Wolfsburg introduced, the coupé SUV can be offered in #Zwickau constructed. Market launch: 2nd half of 2021! The primary pilot collection are already operating …#emobility.”
VW’s ID electrical lineup additionally consists of idea variations of a big SUV (ID Roomzz), a dune buggy (ID Buggy), and a revamped model of its iconic microbus (ID Buzz), for which VW has additionally promised a delivery variant. All are being constructed on Volkswagen’s modular electrical automobile platform generally known as MEB.
The ID household of autos received’t be VW’s first foray into battery-powered drivetrains. The e-Golf was first launched in 2012 however was discontinued in 2020 because the automaker shifts focus to its MEB-built autos. VW subsidiary Porsche’s first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, went on sale in 2019. The E-Tron, the primary battery-electric SUV from Volkswagen Group-owned Audi, debuted in 2018. Collectively, these autos characterize the tip of the spear in VW’s effort to dominate the rising EV market.
They’re additionally essential in serving to VW flip the web page on the now six-year-old Dieselgate scandal, wherein VW was accused of putting in unlawful software program in 11 million diesel vehicles so as to trick emissions exams.