Volkswagen to delay production of ID.3 Pure Edition due to semiconductor shortage

Volkswagen to delay production of ID.3 Pure Edition due to semiconductor shortage

August 20, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

To stop assembling models, the German company Volkswagen is using a global lack of semiconductors as an excuse.

It would seem that Volkswagen has decided to focus on electric cars, but now the company has had to abandon its most budgetary electric car, the ID.3 Pure Edition, due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors. He presented the simplest version of ID.3 only in January, but today it is not available. While it is unclear if this product is permanently canceled or if it is a temporary shortage, the impact of the global semiconductor shortage is obviously being felt.

The Volkswagen ID.3 Pure Edition starts at $ 37,431, excluding incentives in Germany that will make it even more budget-friendly. It is equipped with a 45 kWh battery, 126 hp electric motor, 330 km WLP range, and a maximum charging speed of 50 kW.

Most likely, such a reason is simply an excuse to abandon the modification, which has shown itself rather poorly, since the difference is only in the battery, and not in the set of microcircuits used in the car. Volkswagen is simply taking advantage of the semiconductor crisis to stop the production of the model.

Earlier we wrote that Volkswagen ID.3 electric hatchback joins German police fleet.