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City & Electric

In an effort to remain Chicago’s home for all things Volkswagen, City Volkswagen is now your one-stop-shop for everything Volkswagen Electric. Not just a VW dealership, we’re the ones driving the latest model in the lane next to you, and we’re as excited as you are about VW’s electric plans. Whether it’s the models hitting the road in late 2020, or the concepts rolling off the line in years to come, we have every release and announcement you need to stay up to date. Volkswagen is driving the future of electric, and City VW is here to bring that future to your driveway.

VW & Electric

Electric vehicles (EVs) for millions, not just millionaires — that’s the goal for Volkswagen Group as they aim to be carbon neutral across their fleet, production, and administration by 2050.1

When asked about the initiative, Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of the Volkswagen brand worldwide, says “Climate change is happening, and it’s time to do something about it…Volkswagen is pushing the pace of e-mobility for everyone.” To date, VW has already invested over $37 billion into their electric car program, more than any other auto manufacturer, and they aren’t showing any signs of stopping.2 Because at Volkswagen, the future is electric; and they’re leading the charge.

Specs: 1,2

The ID Series

The entire VW EV series will go by the ID moniker, which stands for intelligent design, identity, and visionary technologies, and every ID will be equipped with VW’s engine of the future, the new Molecular Electric Drive matrix (MEB), sporting lithium-ion batteries that allow for increased interior space.

In 2019, VW unveiled its first production model, the ID.3, based on the ID concept first shown at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, introducing the third major chapter in their history after the Beetle and Golf. Hence the 3 in ID.3 not only identifies the car as belonging to the compact segment category, an industry-standard, but also symbolizes the VW brand’s new direction.

Later that year, more announcements followed. The ID.4 and ID.Buzz were named as the two EVs in line for production after the ID.3. Below, you’ll find more about them and any other coming models or future concepts.

ID.4

  • Molecular Electric Drive Kit (MEB)
  • High-energy battery pack in the floor
  • Cockpit controlled by touch or voice interactions
  • Sporty rear-wheel-drive configuration
  • Powerful, all-wheel-drive two-motor variation
  • More than 250 miles of range
  • High levels of innovative technologies and connectivity

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ID.3

  • Molecular Electric Drive Kit (MEB)
  • ID Light Communication Technology
  • Up to 77 kWh battery pack for 300+ miles of range
  • Interactive Matrix LED headlights
  • ID Charger Station

US Release Date: TBA

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ID.Buzz

  • Molecular Electric Drive Kit (MEB)
  • LED Headlights with hexagonal segments to act as “eyes”
  • Near-zero body overhangs
  • 22-inch wheels
  • 111 kWh battery pack to provide 300 miles of range
  • Will recharge 80% of its battery in 30 minutes at 150 kWh
  • Foldaway steering wheel
  • Pop-up laser scanners in the roof

US Release Date: End of 2022 in US

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ID.Space Vizzion

  • Aerodynamic qualities of a Gran Turismo with the interior space of an SUV
  • 82 kWh battery for distances of up to 300 miles
  • 60 mph in 5.0s
  • 15.6 in touchscreen all entertainment, comfort, and online functions

US Release Date: Production Version launches in late 2021, with sales launches to follow

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ID.Buggy

  • MEB
  • 62-kWh battery pack with a 201-hp electric motor driving the rear wheels
  • 62 mph from rest in 7.2 seconds
  • Travel up to an estimated 155 miles
  • Off-Road tires on 18-inch wheels

US Release Date: TBD

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ID.R

  • 500 kWh / 680 PS
  • 2 Electric Motors on the Front and Back Axles
  • Fastest ever car to complete the 19.99 km Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in France

US Release Date: TBA

Production Begins

In June of 2020, VW completed the conversion of its manufacturing plant in Zwickau, Germany from combustion engine production to fully electric, though the plant had already started producing the ID.3 model back in November of 2019. Eventually, up to 330,000 electric models will be made there every year, the most of any plant in the Volkswagen Group. And in 2022, production of EVs in the US will begin at VW’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, all with the goal of producing 1.5 million EVs worldwide by 2025.5 Sales of the ID.3 will begin in Europe in the fall of 2020 (the ID.3 is not yet slated to be sold in the US). For American buyers, the all-new ID.4 is here!

ID Series in the US

Ready to leave the dealership with your revolutionary Volkswagen EV? Contact City Volkswagen to reserve your 2021 ID.4 Pro today!

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