VW to build the e-Up until 2025 – ID.2 to follow
Volkswagen plans to continue building the e-Up until the end of 2025, as Hildegard Wortmann, Member of the Board of Management for Sales, has now announced. The production version of the ID. Life concept, which is now referred to as the ID.2, will then take over seamlessly.
“The e-Up will continue to be built for another two and a half years. The end of production is planned for the end of 2025,” Wortmann is quoted as saying by Automobilwoche. This would give the VW e-Up, which was introduced in 2013, an unusually long production period of twelve years.
VW had imposed a “temporary” order freeze for the e-Up in September 2020. After demand had risen sharply with the innovation premium, the Wolfsburg-based company had taken the electric small car out of its range. Volkswagen only reopened the order books in February of this year. Less than two months later, however, the small electric car – for which there are hardly any alternatives in the segment – was already sold out again. It is likely that the order books will be reopened as a result of the planned extension of the production period, but it will probably take some time.
Meanwhile, VW is openly discussing the ID.2, the series version of the ID. Life, which has repeatedly been traded as the ID.1. The electric small car is to seamlessly replace the VW e-Up. Porsche boss Oliver Blume, who is responsible for production on the group’s board of management, also announced at the annual general meeting in Berlin that the vehicle is still scheduled for production in Europe in the current planning round. According to current information, the ID.2 will come off the production line at Seat in Spain together with its Cupra sister model Urban Rebell. A smaller model called ID.1 is being intensively examined, but no decision has been made yet.
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