The launch of the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback marked the start of a new electric era for the German automaker. Joining the ID.3 will be the upcoming ID.4 crossover, which will be the first electric Volkswagen model offered in America. After being previewed by the ID. Crozz, the production ID.4 will hopefully break cover in August at the rescheduled 2020 New York Auto Show. This is just the start of VW’s electric onslaught, however, as the German automaker will also launch production versions of the ID. Buzz and ID. Vizzion concepts, as well as smaller electric cars that will slot below the ID.3.
While each ID. model has a different body style allowing VW to cover a broad range of segments, they all have one thing in common: the dedicated MEB platform. In contrast, other automakers such as BMW and Volvo use platforms that support multiple powertrains. The Volvo XC40, for example, will be offered with pure-combustion, hybrid, and fully electric powertrains.