Volkswagen is planning to produce their upcoming I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz in the States to wet local appetite. “For strong product momentum, they need to be produced in the USA,” says Hinrich Woebcken, who leads VW North America.
Hinrich added that their electric car and electric camper van would also be “Americanised” but failed to go into any detail. Volkswagen aims to create a “high-volume scenario” and “to localise electric mobility in the US,” according to the manager quoted by Autocar.
Both the I.D. Crozz and I.D. Buzz will be sold globally once they hit the market early in the next decade. Production is set not only in the USA, but also Germany and China. In the People’s Republic, Volkswagen is working with FAW and SAIC to introduce their global MEB platform by 2020 reportedly.
At a presentation in Berlin this July, VW had reaffirmed their plans for the I.D. family of electric cars. While the presentation hinged on the I.D. Vizzion, it is in fact the smaller I.D. marking the start for the electric era at Volkswagen, particularly in Europe. The I.D. Crozz, an electric SUV is due by 2021. The I.D. Buzz is scheduled to launch by 2022. Only then will follow the I.D. Vizzion that will be largely autonomous and designed to wow buyers in Asia and America first.
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