Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen’s head of sales, has officially confirmed that the ID.3 will start sales this June as planned. He also said the coronavirus crisis will hardly affect production plans for this year.
According to Mr. Stackmann, the stoppage of production at the Zwickau factory due to the epidemic will not have a significant impact on production for this year. They expect to remain at around 100,000 units.
At the same time, it brings to the table again the importance of this project for the brand, which has classified it as a priority and is representing a considerable investment by the German group.
In addition to the health crisis, one of the most problematic sections of the development is software. A battle that the Volkswagen manager indicates is a few weeks away from being solved. This will allow deliveries to begin this June. In total, Volkswagen expects to deliver in just one month the more than 35,000 units that it will have produced and stored at its facilities.
As we remember, the first units of ID.3 will have the basic software installed. However, the company has confirmed that it will start rolling out remote updates regularly to unlock features that won’t be initially available over the next few months.