Volkswagen has announced that the pre-production models for its I.D models will be going into assembly next month. These pre-production models are expected to be used for extensive testing before a production-ready model is revealed sometime in 2019.
The I.D is Volkswagen first EV model and was showcased in concept form at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The company has hinted that starting with a hatchback model seems to be right direction as they first tasted major success with the Beatle during the previous century and it was a hatchback.
The I.D will be followed by Crozz, a model based on the Tiguan but with full EV capability. It will be followed by a sedan, MPV and then later on, a hot hatchback to match the likes of the current GTi models that are present in their range.
The company has already said that 16 of its facilities around the world will be upgraded to start producing EVs within the next five years. However, the main EV production plant will be their facility in Zwickau, Germany which is currently being upgraded and will only produce electric vehicles once the new facilities go online.