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Volkswagen begins production of ID.7 electric sedan

Volkswagen has begun production of its new flagship ID.7 electric car at its plant in Emden, Germany. The sedan is VW’s largest electric passenger car to date, and the second global model based on the MEB platform.

The ID.7 is the sixth model in VW’s ID series of EVs, but it will be the second or third to hit the States when it goes on sale here in 2024. (The new ID.Buzz electric van is now on sale in Europe, and is also slated to hit North America in 2024).

The ID.7 will first launch in the Pro variant, which features a 77 kWh battery and up to 382 miles of range. The ID.7 Pro S will launch later with an 86 kWh battery that delivers up to 435 miles of range (measured on the European WLTP test cycle).

VW says it will release an entry-level model for under 25,000 euros ($27,000).

Volkswagen calls its new flagship EV an “efficiency champion” that features a new-generation electric powertrain and a body design that optimizes the aerodynamic performance, with a low front end, a coupe-like roof, a tapering rear end, an almost completely closed underbody and new wheel spoilers.

“The ID.7 is a top car from a top team,” said Thomas Shafer, CEO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars. “A big compliment to all our colleagues in Emden who have been so active in making the start of production a full success.”

Sources: Volkswagen, Electrek

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