Volkswagen can offer European customers the opportunity to make a Deposit on a new fully electric car I. D. in the first half of 2019 before production models in November and access to the market in early 2020.
Therefore, Volkswagen will be able to obtain information about the real demand and prioritize customers who have placed deposits before electric cars will be widely available in showrooms.
The electric Volkswagen hatchback I. D. is the first of a series of electric vehicles of new generation, VW is scheduled to be built on a modular platform MEB. According to previous information received, Volkswagen promises to sell I. D. at a price equivalent to the diesel version of the Golf.
It is not clear whether a similar system used in the USA for I. D. CROZZ, when it will appear on the market in 2020.
According to the head of sales VW jürgen Stackman (Jergen Stackmann), the first electric cars could be allocated on a “first come, first received” and not send new models I. D. at the dealerships to fill their dealer networks. People who wish to make a Deposit, will be among those who will receive the first car so VW wants to “serious commitments” from customers. According to Stakman, the Deposit will not be large.
He also said that customers in countries friendly to electric vehicles, such as Norway and the Netherlands, will receive the first opportunity to reserve a Nissan leaf. According to Stakman, its Norwegian sales team believes that Norway’s customers will place approximately 10,000 pre-orders.
Recall, Tesla first introduced the concept of pre-booking of vehicles with Model 3, a decision that was reasonable given their limited capacity and slow production build-up with lots of problems, which CEO Elon Musk called “production hell.”
But Volkswagen says they will not have such problems with the production as it invests € 1.2 billion to retool its plant in Zwickau, Germany, to produce up to 330 000 electric vehicles a year, including related models for Audi and Seat vehicles on a common platform for electric vehicles MEB.
Recall, VW is investing $ 800 million in us plant for the production of electric vehicles in Chattanooga, but in General, electric vehicles will be produced at 8 factories around the world.