Volkswagen says it has made 500,000 deliveries of the ID model globally. The first deliveries of the Model ID were made when the ID.3 hatchback was delivered to customers in October 2020. This 500,000 deliveries was a year ahead of the original target, with 135,000 vehicles on order still pending.
US deliveries are a fraction of that, but local assembly of the ID.4 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, brings VW closer to the “EV for millions” mantra it has embraced since the launch of the electric crossover. The ID.4 is the only ID model currently sold in the US; Europe is also getting the ID.3 mentioned above, as well as the ID.5, while China is getting the ID.6.
All of these models are based on the MEB platform, which is at the heart of VW’s push for volume EV production. And it’s updated the platform for faster charging, longer range, and higher power.
VW plans to launch 10 new EVs in 2026. For the US, that will include the ID.Buzz electric van, which is slated to arrive here in 2024 following its European launch, as well as the premium electric flagship sedan previewed by the ID.Aero Concept. An affordable model with a base price of under 25,000 euros ($25,825 at current exchange rates) is also planned, but not yet confirmed for the US.
VW says it will only manufacture EVs in Europe from 2033, and expects EVs to make up 70% of European sales by 2030. Targets for the US and China are lower; VW aims for “over 50%” EV market share by 2030.