Volkswagen’s Pivot towards Electric Mobility
In its strategic pivot towards electric mobility, Volkswagen recently rolled out the production of its groundbreaking ID.7 Electric Sedan at the Emden facility in Germany. This significant step arrives on the heels of a momentary setback they faced due to the ID.4 model’s tepid demand earlier in June.
ID.7’s Features: What Sets It Apart
The ID.7 isn’t merely another vehicle in Volkswagen’s lineup. It symbolizes the automaker’s aspirations in the electric car domain. As a testament to its significance, Volkswagen has already commenced a limited production run and is primed to fulfill German orders with a tentative delivery plan set for the upcoming fall. The sedan, built on the MEB platform, boasts a robust 77-kWh battery, anticipated to deliver an impressive 382-mile range as per the European WLTP testing standard. Furthermore, a promising 86 kWh battery variant, which could push the range to a staggering 435 miles, underscores Volkswagen’s dedication to innovation and efficiency.
The APP550 Motor and Its Potential
One can’t discuss the ID.7 without mentioning the innovative APP550 electric motor. This powerhouse, capable of delivering a whopping 210 kW, represents a notable upgrade from its predecessor, the 150 kW motor. When combined with potential all-wheel-drive models, we’re looking at a revolution in electric vehicle dynamics.
Global Ambitions: The Road Ahead for Volkswagen
Despite past production hiccups, Volkswagen’s sights are set high. A cautious yet optimistic approach is evident, with certain shifts delayed to the fall season. With the ID.7’s North American launch slated for 2024 and plans for local Chinese market production through collaborative ventures, Volkswagen is unabashedly laying out its global electric intentions.