Volkswagen brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter standing next to the first series vehicle at the start of ID.4 series production in Zwickau

Volkswagen brand CEO Ralf Brandstätter standing next to the first series vehicle at the start of ID.4 series production in Zwickau

Series production of the Volkswagen all-electric SUV, the ID.4, has begun at the Zwickau plant. The world premiere of the ID.4 follows at the end of September.

"With the ID.4, Volkswagen is adding an all-electric vehicle to its offering in the compact SUV class, the world's largest growth segment," said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.

"Following the ID.3, this is already the second model based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB). Going forward, the car will be built and sold in Europe, in China, and later also in the USA. That is how we are scaling the MEB platform globally and laying the economic foundations for the success of our ID. family."

Board Member for E-mobility, Thomas Ulbrich, said: "We are right on schedule with the Volkswagen brand's transformation process to e-mobility. The ID.3 is now being followed by the ID.4. Given the major societal challenges of recent months, the successful start of ID.4 series production is an exceptional achievement, so my appreciation and thanks go especially to the Volkswagen team in Saxony and all members of the ID team. The second model in the ID. family is already rolling off the assembly line where, only recently, ICEs were still being built."