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  • 12/07/22

    Volkswagen accelerating transformation of Wolfsburg plant

    Volkswagen is making the Wolfsburg site fit for the future: the brand will be making an initial investment of some €460 million in the main factory at the Group headquarters by the beginning of 2025. This was announced on Wednesday by CEO Thomas Schäfer during a works meeting in Wolfsburg. The investment is primarily earmarked for preparations to produce the new ID.3. The compact electric car will be leaving the assembly line in Wolfsburg from 2023 – initially in partial production, with full production slated from 2024. Ramp-up is due for completion by the end of 2025. The necessary training measures for the workforce are currently being prepared. Post-ID.3 ramp-up, a further all-electric model for the booming SUV segment is to boost Wolfsburg’s capacity utilization for EV production over the long term. The technical basis for the new model is the Modular Electric Drive System (MEB). Volkswagen’s e-car platform is to undergo substantial further development as the MEB+, thus becoming even more efficient.
  • 12/02/22

    The new ID.3 is ready and raring to go

    Volkswagen will be unveiling the new ID.3 to the public this coming spring. The second-generation ID.3 is set to be the latest chapter in the ID. family success story: To date, more than half a million ID. models – built on the basis of the modular electric drive matrix (MEB) – have been delivered to customers around the world. Currently, the ID.3 is produced at the Zwickau and Dresden plants in Germany. However, the production network will be expanded next year to include the main Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg. This is in order to meet high levels of customer demand for the fully electric compact car.
  • Volkswagen launches online sales
    04/13/22

    Volkswagen launches online sales

    Customers can now lease new vehicles online from Volkswagen in Germany. The all-electric ID.4 and ID.5 models from Volkswagen’s ID. family will initially be offered. They will be joined later by the ID.3. “This marks a key step in digitalizing our sales as part of our ACCELERATE strategy. We are one of the first major automotive manufacturers to offer complete online leasing of freely configurable vehicles,” said Klaus Zellmer, member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management responsible for Sales, Marketing and After Sales. The offering is also to be rolled out successively to other European countries.

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Story: Hello ID. Light! – How the new ID. models communicate with the vehicle occupants via a light strip
04/08/21

Hello ID. Light! – How the new ID. models communicate with the vehicle occupants via a light strip

Digital assistants are increasingly taking over our everyday lives. They are the little helpers that play us our favourite songs on demand, tell us the weather or control the heating and lights in our homes. They often show whether they are receiving or communicating directly with us by means of a coloured light ring. This feature has also arrived in the latest generation of electric vehicles, the ID. family, in a very similar form – as ID. Light. This is a narrow light strip under the windscreen designed to intuitively assist the vehicle occupants. The ID. Light uses different light pulses to signal whether the car is ready to drive, which direction – according to the navigation system – it should turn next or whether the battery is currently being charged.
Story: Dresden - the new “Home of the ID.”
03/26/21

Dresden – the new “Home of the ID.”

Alongside the Autostadt, the Transparent Factory in Dresden will become the second delivery location for Volkswagen brand e-cars. As demand continues to grow, new delivery professionals are required. A former assembly worker talks about his retraining.
EV convertible? What is your opinion?
03/01/21

EV convertible? What is your opinion?

What if? An ID.3 convertible would be really appealing - enjoy nature electrically with roof open. We are still thinking about how such a concept could become a reality. Our design already has initial ideas. But the most exciting question is: what do you think? Does electric driving and an open roof go together?

BECOMING ID.

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Becoming ID. - Chapter 2 - Konzeptentwicklung

Becoming ID. - Chapter 3 - Plattformmodell

Becoming ID. - Chapter 5 - Plastilinmodell

Becoming ID. - Chapter 6 - Digitales Datenkontrollmodell

Becoming ID. - Chapter 7 - Datenkontrollmodell

Becoming ID. - Chapter 8 - Hochvoltbatteriegehäuse

Becoming ID. - Chapter 9 - Fahrzeugsicherheit

Becoming ID. - Chapter 11 - Design Interieur

Becoming ID. - Chapter 12 - Farben, Materialien und Geometrien

Becoming ID. - Chapter 14 - Lichtinszenierung

Becoming ID. - Chapter 15 - Prototypenentwicklung

Becoming ID. - Chapter 16 - Prototypenfahrt

Becoming ID. - Chapter 18 - Werk Zwickau

Becoming ID. - Chapter 19 - Pre-Booking Event

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