Volkswagen has announced that the production of the ID. is to start at the end of 2019. With the ID. family, Volkswagen will be bringing onto the roads a new vehicle generation that makes optimum use of the possibilities of e-mobility from 2020 onwards.
The company claims ID. will set new standards for digitalization and connectivity. It will always be online and connected to the Internet via an Automotive Cloud. Updates and upgrades will continuously make the car better. Among other features, the models in the ID. family offers a long range, a spacious interior, dynamic driving behavior and an entirely new level of digital connectivity.
The first model will be the compact ID; this is to be produced from the end of 2019 at the Zwickau plant, which is currently being transformed into the highest-performance electric car factory in Europe. By 2025 at the latest, the brand intends to sell 1 million electric cars per year throughout the world.
Against this backdrop, Volkswagen is stepping up its cooperation with software companies and developers. The company has involved its top suppliers in design and development at a considerably earlier stage and more intensively to rapidly incorporate the best innovations into the car. It is expected that customers will benefit directly from this new type of cooperation.
Source: Press Release