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German Volkswagen will unveil the second member of its electric ID family on November 19 in Los Angeles.

It is a five-door space car marked Space Vizzion which is seen by VW as a crossover with extended limousine capabilities.

Like other ID concepts, Space Vizzion is based on the Modular Electric Drive Matrix platform, and VW claims to have autonomy of nearly 500 kilometers.

In addition to the outline of the design line, VW also showed what the interior will look like, featuring a slim digital dashboard in front of the driver.

The production version is due to arrive by the end of 2021 with different versions for the North American, European and Chinese markets.

VW recently launched its first electric model, the hatchback ID.3, and the next year comes the crossover ID.4.

It is a five-door caravan marked “Space Vizzion” by Volkswagen as a crossover with extended limousine capabilities.

Volkswagen claims that this model will have autonomy of almost 500 kilometers.

In addition to the sketches of the design lines, Volkswagen also showed what the interior will look like, featuring a slim digital dashboard in front of the driver.

The company’s new concept is called ID Space Vizzion and is described as “tomorrow’s crossover”, a car that combines “the aerodynamic features of the Gran Turismo with the spacious SUV model”. This is a pretty fancy way to describe a sports car.

The newest member of the ID family is based on the MEB platform designed exclusively for fully electric vehicles and promises to offer up to 482km of driving range, thanks to its electric drive efficiency and aerodynamic design.

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“So far, with the ID family we have shown what is possible with electric vehicles in every segment. With ID Space Vizzion we are creating a new, fully electric segment, ”said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design.

VW also confirmed that ID Space Vizzion is a preview of a production version due to arrive in late 2021, with various versions planned for North America, Europe and China.

he German group Volkswagen (VW) has officially launched the serial production of its electric car ID.3, in an effort to become a world leader in the field of e-mobility. The inauguration ceremony of this production line, held at the Zwickau factory, was also attended by Merkel’s Chancellor. The ID.3 in its basic version will be offered in the German market for € 30,000. At the same time, the plant in Zwickau is undergoing a transformation, producing exclusively electric vehicles. The plant’s reconstruction is investing 1.2 billion euros, and by 2021, it will have the capacity to produce 330,000 electric vehicles per year.

VW plans to launch nearly 70 new electric models by 2028.

All 8,000 employees participate in qualification program

With the phased transformation of the Zwickau factory, Volkswagen is fully converting a large car manufacturing plant to e-mobility for the first time. Some €1.2 billion is being invested in the conversion. In the final expansion stage from 2021, six MEB models from three Group brands will be built in Zwickau. Qualification measures are preparing all 8,000 employees for EV production and working with high-voltage technology. In total, the Zwickau team will have completed some 13,000 training days by the end of 2020, thus ensuring future-proof jobs at the Zwickau plant.

“The ID.3 is a high-tech car from a high-tech factory. With some 1,700 robots, driverless transport systems and fully-automated manufacturing processes, Zwickau gives a contemporary insight into the shape of forward-looking high-volume production of EVs”, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for E-Mobility, commented. “Ultimately, though, it is the people who build the cars who are the key to success: Our team in Saxony mastered the two-year conversion phase culminating in today’s SOP with much know-how and dedication. An outstanding team achievement!”

Strong cluster for EVs in German automotive manufacturing

With its resolute entry into e-mobility, Volkswagen is making an important contribution to climate protection and thereby creating long-term perspectives for some 100,000 employees at its German plants. “Germany must drive the change and achieve proficiency throughout the e-mobility value chain. That is why we are producing EVs in Germany and have at the same time taken the decision to develop and manufacture electric motors as well as battery cells and systems. A strong cluster for EVs will emerge in Germany in the coming years”, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said.

Apart from manufacturing at the Zwickau factory, the Components plants in Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter and Wolfsburg are also involved in ID.3 production. They manufacture key components such as the electric motors or the battery systems. The car manufacturing plants in Emden and Hanover are scheduled to begin building EVs from 2022. Moreover, the Group is also cooperating with Northvolt to set up a major battery cell factory in Salzgitter.

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