Volkswagen plans to continue building the e-Up until the end of 2025, as Sales Director Hildegard Wortmann has now announced. The production version of the ID. Life study, now openly referred to as the ID.2, will then seamlessly take over.
"The e-Up will continue to be built for another two and a half years, with the end of production planned for the end of 2025," Wortmann is quoted as saying by Automobilwoche, which would give the VW e-Up, which was launched in 2013, an unusually long production period of twelve years.
VW had imposed a "temporary" order freeze on the e-Up in September 2020. After demand surged with the innovation premium, the Wolfsburg-based company had taken the e-small car out of its range. Volkswagen only reopened the order books in February of this year. However, less than two months later, it was already sold out again. It remains to be seen whether the planned production time extension will also reopen the order books.
On the other hand, there is open talk of the ID.2, the production version of the ID. Life, which has repeatedly also been traded as the ID.1. This is intended 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 intended for production in Europe in the current planning round. According to current information, with the Cupra sister model Urban Rebell at Seat in Spain. A smaller model called the ID.1 is being intensively examined, but there is no decision on this yet.