01 Dec '17, 5pm

Volkswagen starts countdown to start of production of first I.D. model

The largest product and technology offensive in the history of the Volkswagen brand is now taking shape. 100 weeks ahead of the planned start of production of the first model in the I.D. family, the brand Board of Management agreed on milestones in the run-up to production with key suppliers at the “MEB Supplier Summit”. The first vehicle based on the new modular electric drive kit (MEB) is to be the compact all-electric Volkswagen I.D. which is to roll off the production line at the Zwickau plant in Saxony from the end of 2019. Together with his colleagues on the Board of Management and the top managers of key suppliers, Dr. Herbert Diess, the CEO of the Volkswagen brand, signed an agreement based on partnership to ensure an excellent start of production. Diess: “Our preparations for entry to the new era of affordable e-mobility are well underway. In this unique industria...

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