Volkswagen has reportedly restarted production today of its ID.3 electric vehicle (EV) in Zwickau, Germany, after last month being forced to shutdown operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ID.3 is an important vehicle for the German automaker. After announcing the EV in May of 2019, VW racked up tens of thousands of reservations in the months that followed, with the special first edition run of 30,000 units selling out.
But software problems have plagued the production of the vehicle. The problems were so bad, it was believed it could cause a delay in the release by up to one year.
Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management Volkswagen Brand for Sales, Marketing & After Sales has now confirmed the rumours of a software problem are true, but are not as bad as some have reported.
In a video posted to his Twitter account, Stackmann says all the functions are available, and that the finishing touches are being put on the car by the team to a level of quality expected from VW. He says those should be complete “in the next few weeks”, and the first customers will receive their cars this summer.
I totally understand your „can’t wait to have it“ sentiment – as I felt the same and was so happy to drive the #VWID3 for an entire week.
Stay tuned and check out my experience! 🎞️ 👀👂 Thanks for your time! #eMobility #WednesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/xph3NjgcVp
— Jürgen Stackmann (@jstackmann) April 22, 2020
h/t [Automotive News]