VW starts US production of the ID.4 in autumn

VW starts US production of the ID.4 in autumn

VW will begin mass production of the ID.4 in the U.S. in September or October 2022, according to its North America chief, and there will likely be slight differences from the European-built examples of the E-SUV.

VW had already begun pre-series production of the ID.4 at its U.S. plant in Chattanooga in August 2021 and announced the start of series production during 2022. ID.4s currently sold in North America will be built in Zwickau and then shipped.

North America boss Scott Keogh also confirmed at a press briefing that the US version of the ID.4 will differ slightly from the European model, including the use of cells produced by SK Innovation instead of LG Energy Solution in Georgia.

The battery pack itself and the rest of the vehicle will probably not be changed. "About 96 percent of it is identical," Keogh explained. Volkswagen's North American boss did not say whether the changed cell chemistry will have an impact on the technical data - for example in terms of the charging curve or power output.