Debut of VW ID.4 electric car for US market is delayedNovember 21, 2020
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover for the US market has been delayed. As the official representative of the German brand said, the postponement of the previously agreed terms has very good reasons.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 release schedule in the United States has failed. The all-electric crossover was originally slated to be delivered to California and other states where electric vehicles are popular by the end of this year. The full launch at 650 VW dealerships in 50 US states was to take place in the first half of 2021.
Foreign edition Automotive News reports that this schedule has been slightly changed in order to allow VW to focus on its business in Europe regarding fines.
VW plans to pay fines it received for failing to meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions for its new car fleet in Europe. The company will focus on selling ID.4 and ID.3 primarily in the Old Continent, hoping to reduce the fine by the end of the year.
With that said, the ID.4 crossover made in Germany will have a new “arrival schedule” in the US. Rather than being sold in the US in 2020, VW will move to supply the model throughout the US starting in March 2021. This was confirmed by a VW spokesman in an interview with Automotive News.
“We are fulfilling our plan. The launch of retail sales of new items in 50 states will begin in March, it will be timed to coincide with the spring sales season, “the spokesman said.
It should be noted that the first examples of the ID.4, which will arrive in the US, will be produced alongside the ID.3 hatchback at the company’s factory in Zwickau, Germany. By 2022, VW will begin production of the electric crossover at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA).
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