Series production of Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, the ID.4, gets under way in Zwickau. The world premiere of the ID.4 follows at the end of September. The brand expects to produce 1.5 million electric cars in 2025.
Board Member for E-mobility, Thomas Ulbrich, said: “We are right on schedule with the Volkswagen brand’s transformation process to e-mobility. The ID.3 is now being followed by the ID.4. Given the major societal challenges of recent months, the successful start of ID.4 series production is an exceptional achievement, so my appreciation and thanks go especially to the Volkswagen team in Saxony and all members of the ID team. The second model in the ID. family is already rolling off the assembly line where, only recently, ICEs were still being built.”
Profile of Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV.
The ID.4 is based on Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB). With its low drag coefficient of 0.28 and scalable battery system, the ID.4 can cover over 500 kilometers, or over 300 miles (to WLTP).
The SUV will initially be launched with rear-wheel drive, while an electric all-wheel drive version will be added a later date. The high-voltage battery is positioned in the sandwich-design underbody to create an optimum, low centre of gravity in terms of driving dynamics, along with a well balanced axle load distribution. Volkswagen says that like all models based on the new modular electric drive matrix (MEB), the ID.4 will be very spacious thanks to its compact electric drive technology.