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Technology Volkswagen begins pre-production of its ID.3 EV in China

22:45  08 november  2019
22:45  08 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Inside Volkswagen's all-electric ID.3

Inside Volkswagen's all-electric ID.3 While the exterior of a car is important (no one wants to drive an ugly car), the interior is where you spend most of your time. While the powertrain (electric) and design (a smoother Golf) of the ID.3 are what people initially think of when they see the car, that brand new infotainment system and layout are worth a look. So I went and looked at it. It's important to note (once again) that the ID.3 is not coming to the United States (boo). But, the layout we're seeing in this car will more than likely end up in the ID.4. Or at least a very close variant of it will show up stateside.

Just days after Volkswagen showed off the first all-electric ID . 3 produced at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced that it has entered pre - production in China , too. Like the Zwickau factory, the new plant in Anti, Shanghai, will produce all-electric vehicles on Volkswagen 's MEB

VW has just announced it has begun building ‘ pre - production ’ versions of the ID . 3 : the first of its much anticipated new generation Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) built on the MEB (Modular Electric Platform) architecture. ‘ Pre - production versions’, by the way, are the first few hundred (or more)

Just days after Volkswagen showed off the first all-electric ID.3 produced at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced that it has entered pre-production in China, too. Like the Zwickau factory, the new plant in Anti, Shanghai, will produce all-electric vehicles on Volkswagen's MEB platform, a modular design that's built for battery packs of varying sizes.

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Production at the factory, a joint venture with SAIC, is expected to start in October 2020, and it will have an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles. FAW-Volkswagen plans to manufacture another 300,000 ID. model vehicles in Foshan, China.

Volkswageg expects to sell 22 million all-electric cars worldwide by 2028, and more than half of those sales are expected to be in China. "The country plays a crucial part in our electrification strategy, which will pave the way to Volkswagen's goal of becoming net carbon-neutral by 2050," said Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.

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