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Volkswagen stops production of its electric Kombi

Volkswagen has just announced the cessation of production of the ID. Buzz, his electric Kombi, at the Hanover location in Germany. The reason? The manufacturer encounters several problems with the vehicle’s batteries, including defective cells. At the moment, the date of resumption of production has not been disclosed.

Volkswagen has just announced some very bad news for customers who have been waiting for this 100% electric redesign of the cult 1950s combination. Indeed, the German manufacturer has just confirmed that production of the ID has been halted.

Buzz, his new electric Kombi, at the Hanover site. An astonishing decision comes just a few weeks after the van went into production on June 2, 2022. According to German auto media, the company is experiencing several issues with the ID’s batteries. fuss, including defective cells. As a result, the batteries perform below the manufacturer’s expectations. voltage drops recurring issues identified by the manufacturer’s technical teams have a significant impact on the vehicle’s range. Initially, production was to be shut down for a week, but eventually, she is arrested indefinitely.
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Volkswagen suspends production of the ID. Hum of the batteries

According to our colleagues from the InsideEVs site, the ID. Buzz is the only model of the brand that has the batteries built in from this new supplier. Note that the manufacturer has not specified the identity of this company. According to Volkswagen, nothing to worry about for other models based on the MEB platform, as they are equipped with batteries from other manufacturers. “This is a new battery cell from another supplier that is currently only used in the ID. fuss. As a result, only production in Hanover will be affected, but not the other sites,” a Volkswagen spokesperson assures. For now, only 500 IDs. Buzz were produced and none of them were delivered.

In fact, Volkswagen has free rein to solve these problems internally on this rather small fleet. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that the manufacturer has shown certain ambitions with the ID. fuss. The German brand plans to produce no fewer than 15,000 units by 2022, before reaching its cruising speed of 130,000 units per year. Hard to know if this battery problem jeopardizes or not jeopardizes Volkswagen’s sales and production targets.

As a reminder, Volkswagen has been forced to stop the production of its electric vehicles in the past, mainly due to the shortage of semiconductors. Production of ID.3 and ID.4 was temporarily halted in November 2021 due to delivery problems.

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