Volkswagen has postponed the date of removal from the conveyor electric e-Golf

Volkswagen has postponed the date of removal from the conveyor electric e-Golf

April 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker intends to release an electric version of the hatchback, despite the fact that its predecessor has been produced since November 2019.

Last year, Volkswagen was able to celebrate the anniversary of the electric hatchback – a 100 thousandth model was sold. Note that the history of the model began in 2014. The model was originally assembled in Wolfsburg, Germany, but demand led to increased production and electric cars began to be produced in Dresden at the Gläserne Manufaktur.

However, in Dresden, the automaker recently launched the production of a new electric model – ID.3. AutoTimesNews has learned that in general, the production of ID.3 will be approximately 40% cheaper than the production of e-Golf.

Along with the launch of sales of the new ID family hatchback, Volkswagen announced its intention to stop assembling the e-Golf. However, the other day it became known that due to problems in the software, ID.3 deliveries are postponed. In this regard, it was decided to continue selling the Volkswagen e-Golf at least until the end of 2020.

Without software, ID.3 electric cars simply cannot function normally, and the software is so “crude” that unofficial sources call the situation catastrophic. According to the initial plans, ID.3 was supposed to enter the market this summer, but now this is most likely not going to happen, and the manufacturer will write off the delay for the coronavirus paralyzing the auto industry.