Volkswagen delays ID.7 launch in North America due to a slow EV market

Volkswagen announced yesterday that it is delaying the launch of the Volkswagen ID.7 in Canada and the United States.

In a short statement, the German automaker cited changing market conditions as the reason for the delay.

The statement read:

Volkswagen is committed to making market-driven choices while listening to our customers. As market dynamics continue to change, Volkswagen is delaying the introduction of the ID.7 sedan in the U.S. and Canada.

Before this announcement, many in North America expected the ID.7 to make its way to Canada and the United States in the Fall of 2024. The ID.7 has been on sale in Europe since 2023 and is offered in both a coupe and a wagon body style.

The ID.7 has a 77.0 kWh battery that gives the vehicle around 300 miles (~480 km). VW will also offer an 86 kWh battery at some point. However, vehicle reviews have been mixed, and VW has not provided detailed sales numbers on the ID.7.

Although we never got details on pricing for North America, many in the industry suggested that Volkswagen was targeting $50,000 as the price point.

Volkswagen did not provide any other details on ID.7 launch or confirm when they would launch the vehicle in North America.

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