Volkswagen had to delay the launch of their electric vehicle ID.5 due to production difficulties. This delay lasts up to one month. The main problem with the ID.5 delay was that the MEB plant in Zwickau was unable to resume production until early April due to a missing wiring harness.
With this delay, the launch of ID.5 to the market becomes the first week of May. This was based on a letter to a sales partner quoted by Automobilwoche. The prerequisite is that the manufacturer can provide all agents with the necessary exhibition or demonstration cars.
“To ensure that all partners are treated equally, vehicles that are already at the destination station have not been delivered,” said the letter published by Automobilwoche.
“To ensure the national availability of vehicles for each agent, we will redistribute some of the exhibition vehicles,” he added.
The ID.5 is being produced at Volkswagen's Zwickau plant, where production was temporarily suspended due to supply bottlenecks caused by the war in Ukraine, but will resume next week.