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Following the ID.3, Volkswagen steps up the electric offensive with the beginning of series production of the ID.4 in Zwickau.

24 Aug 2020 | International News : Germany

Volkswagen's electric offensive continues to gather speed as series production of the brand's first all-electric SUV, the ID.4, gets underway in Zwickau. The world premiere of the ID.4 will follow at the end of September 2020.

Volkswagen is thus underscoring its ambition to become the world market leader in e-mobility. To this end, the Group is investing some $53 billion in the period to 2024, $18 billion of which have been earmarked for the Volkswagen brand.

Volkswagen CEO Ralf Brandstatter finds out more about the start of ID.4 series production in Zwickau
The brand expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars in 2025, with Zwickau playing a key role in the system changeover to e-mobility. For the first time, a large car manufacturing plant is being entirely converted to e-mobility, with investments running at some $1.9 billion.

All conversion work will be completed as scheduled this year. In 2021, the first full production year as an EV factory, some 300,000 electric vehicles based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) will leave the Zwickau plant.

The site will therefore become largest and most efficient electric vehicle factory in Europe and a trailblazer in the transformation of Volkswagen's global production network. Preparations to roll out the electric SUV at the international level are also in full swing. Pre-production of the ID.4 has already started at the Anting plant in China, the the Chattanooga site will start ID.4 production in 2022.

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