Volkswagen ID.4 GTX teased
Volkswagen has teased its new electric car saying “Are you ready for the next ID? Stay tuned! It didn’t give any details about the car but we can see ‘G’ in the short video. We can say it is definitely a GTX as it already hinting that ready for the next ID. The G is on the background with the faux grille or a taillight. It is expected to use a dual-motor powertrain and all-wheel drive.
— Volkswagen News (@volkswagen) April 14, 2021
The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX may come with 302 horsepower and may accelerate 62 mph in 6.2 seconds. Volkswagen earlier had confirmed that in the first half of 2021 it will introduce the ID.4 GTX electric vehicle. The company is also working on a coupe-inspired ID.5 for the international markets.
The carmaker is planning to bring 20 new fully electric vehicles to the market by 2025. It invests more than eleven billion euros into electric mobility between 2020 and 2024.
Volkswagen plant in Braunschweig has 250,000 battery systems capacity
Apart from this Volkswagen Group Components plant in Braunschweig is significantly expanding its production of battery systems for the latest electric vehicle generation. The first stage of expansion will have a maximum capacity of 250,000 battery systems and the second stage will be also something similar.
The fully ramped up plant will be able to fit up to 500,000 batteries a year for models based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). The plant has received approval for increasing PHEV production capacities.
“Through the consistent orientation toward electric mobility and a clear focussing of the product range, the Braunschweig site is lining itself up to be economically future-safe. The transformation of the site goes hand-in-hand with the transformation of its employees, who have been comprehensively qualified for working with batteries. This way, we can contribute to job security at the site”, maintains Plant Manager, Martin Schmuck.
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