As customers around the world find themselves locked down, automakers have scrambled for ways to keep their cars selling and many have arrived at online sales as the obvious solution. Vehicles are being marketed, customized, sold, and even test driven from behind a screen. If car buyers don’t specifically need to visit a dealer, will they still do so?
Tesla aren’t the only automaker with plans to make their own EV batteries. Volkswagen Group have begun pilot production at their cell production facility in Salzgitter this week. The plant is expected to begin full-scale production by 2024, providing the batteries needed for VW’s company-wide transition away from combustion.
Volkswagen made waves this month with the reveal of the ID.3 electric hatch, but it looks like it’s the next EV off the line — VW’s first electric SUV — that Australia will be seeing first. We dig through the reports, the interviews and the concepts to see what the production ID.4 SUV might look like.
The ID.3 has been revealed in Frankfurt, marking the 3rd generation for Volkswagen and the beginning of their full-scale transition to electric mobility. With range, specs, and price on their side, the ID.3 is set to be a game changing EV for Europe — but Australians aren’t so lucky.
Volkswagen have announced the “third chapter” of their brand with the reveal of the ID.3, the all-electric flagship to a new model family for the German automaker. Now that European pre-orders are open with deliveries slated for mid-2020, the question remains: When will Australia be getting VW’s latest model?