Two years to go until the introduction of the production ID Roomzz in China. The german carmaker with the severely dented reputation wants to shower the global market with millions of EVs in the next decade.
Tesla’s Model X has got a new challenger when the newest member of the ID family was presented on Shanghai Auto 2019. Volkswagen timed the preview of the concept model for the first press day.
The production version, along with the ID Crozz and Compact I.D. models, is planned to debut in 2020. All three versions will be available globally. The production I.D. Vizzion sedan and I.D. Buzz will debut in 2022.
The ID Roomz is a full-electric drive, zero-emission vehicle with a nominal range of 280 miles/450 km by WLTP standards. The SUV offers in-built full-atomatic drive, partially rotatable seats, a rectractable steering wheel with a multifunctional display, and an all-wheel drive system called 4MOTION.
The front and real axles are powered by one-one electric motors. With a power output power of 225kWh/302hp the SUV accelerates to 100 km/h in 6,6 second. Top speed is regulated at 180 km/h. The battery has a capacity of 82 KwH.
Volkswagen plans to increase its EV production from the current less than 50,000 per year to 22 million over the next decade. VV published in a press release in March 2019 that it had decided to increase the number of EV-models on a shared chassis from 50 to 70.
The company’s planned investments into EV-production amounts €19 billion, which is €8 bn more the previous plans. The first cars based on the MEB chassis are going to be produced in Germany next year. The planned output of the Zwickau factory is 100 000 vehicles per year.
VW started the construction of the first dedicated EV-factory for MEBs in Anting, Shanghai, in October, 2018. The installation has a planned yearly capacity of 300 000 vehicles. Chinese SAIC Motor is Volkswagen’s partner in the project. VW’s battery contracts had doubled to $48 billion by last Autumn.