Volkswagen I.D. electric cars start production in November 2019

Volkswagen I.D. electric cars start production in November 2019

Volkswagen will begin production of its I.D. EV lineup in November 2019, Autocar reports, citing a VW announcement at its MEB Supplier Summit, an event for suppliers that will work on VW's dedicated electric vehicle platform. Volkswagen's eventual goal is to reach 1 million annual EV sales by 2025.

The majority of the world will receive the I.D. hatchback first. Billed as a Golf-size EV, the I.D. promises electric motors that deliver less than 200 horsepower and a battery that permits a range between 249 and 373 miles, although no specifics are set in stone just yet. It will ride on VW's MEB platform, which will be used to underpin other electric models, as well.

Speaking of other EVs, the US will get a different I.D. car first -- the I.D. Crozz, which is basically the I.D. but in crossover form. With two axles' worth of electric motors, the I.D. Crozz's output is estimated at 300 hp and range is estimated at about 310 miles. Both the I.D. and I.D. Crozz also promise semi-autonomous or autonomous driving features, but VW hasn't been firm on any of those details yet, either.

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