ID 5: The Volkswagen electric coupe will be launched on the market this year
ID 5: The Volkswagen electric coupe will be launched on the market this year

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will start production of its next-generation ID 5 electric vehicle in Germany in the second half of 2021.

The automaker recently confirmed in a tweet that the first round of ID 5 testing had already started production.

The ID 5 is the coupe version of the ID 4, which will be offered in Europe, China and North America at the end of 2020.

The ID 4 is the first vehicle based on Volkswagen's modular MEB electric platform to arrive in North America, while its predecessor ID 3 hatchback is only sold in Europe.

The fifth-generation badge may not be able to reach North America, and a Volkswagen spokesperson said: There are currently no plans to bring this vehicle to the United States.

The rough translation of the tweet is as follows: After the ID 5 appeared in the ID 3 and ID 4, as announced by Volkswagen President Ralf Brandstätter in an interview with Wolfsburger Nachrichten, the two-door coupe will be launched. In the second half of 2021

Volkswagen's ID electric range also includes a conceptual version of the large ID Roomzz SUV, an off-road vehicle with a dune buggy, and an improved version of the legendary ID Buzz minibus. Volkswagen has also promised to replace it, and it's all based on Volkswagen Electric. The vehicle platform is called the MEB.

The Identity family will not be the first vehicle that Volkswagen enters into the battery business.

E-Golf was first introduced in 2012 but was discontinued in 2020 due to the shift from automakers to MEB-based cars.

Volkswagen's first fully electric sports car, the Taycan, went on sale in 2019.

The E-Tron, Audi's first battery-powered electric SUV from the Volkswagen Group, was introduced in 2018.

Together, these vehicles represent Volkswagen's dominant position in the emerging market for electric vehicles.

They are also important in helping Volkswagen to reverse the six-year-old diesel door scandal that accused Volkswagen of installing illegal software on 11 million diesel cars to cheat emissions tests.

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