Volkswagen will prepare 8 ID-series electric vehicles by 2023November 6, 2020
Volkswagen unveiled two ID4s this week in the city of Shenzhen in southern China.
By the end of 2023, Volkswagen will introduce eight ID-series electric vehicles in China, aiming to significantly strengthen its position in a key market. The first ID model, a locally made ID4 compact crossover, will go on sale in early 2021, VW Group China CEO Stephan Wollenstein said Tuesday in southern China’s Shenzhen city.
ID4 will offer two variants – the ID4 X and a smaller sporty version – the ID4 Crozz. The Volkswagen ID4 X is produced by the VW Group’s joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp., while the ID4 Crozz is being assembled in a German group’s partnership with China FAW Group Corp. The two ID4 variants, which were unveiled in Shenzhen on Tuesday, have a range of more than 500 kilometers, Vollenstein said.
He added that to support its expanding line of electric vehicles, VW will increase the number of battery replacement stations in China from 40 currently to over 250 by the end of 2020. Wollenstein did not disclose pricing information for the ID4 or details on other ID models that VW plans to release in China.
Note that VW, the largest car brand in China, currently sells only three electric vehicles in the country: battery versions of the Lavida and the Bora and Golf sedans.
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