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Production of electric Volkswagen ID.3 to start next week, with first car set to arrive on 4 November
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2019 tweet
The new, all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback will start production next week at the company’s plant in Zwickau, the manufacturer has confirmed.
The first finished car is scheduled to roll out of the factory on 4 November, with Group CEO Dr Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to attend. UK deliveries aren’t expected to begin until 2020, however.
The plant contains 1,700 robots, with driverless transport systems and automated manufacturing technology used throughout the line. Zwickau will build electric vehicles only from 2021.
Earlier this month, VW announced that the ID.3 would feature the company’s new ID. Light technology, which uses an LED lighting strip in the cabin to help convey information the driver.
Volkswagen says the ID. Light changes colour to show when the car is switched on and if it’s locked or unlocked. Green indicates a fully charged battery, while red acts as a warning during braking. The LED strip will blink to recommend changing lanes, and also signal incoming phone calls and sat-nav instructions.