Volkswagen’s E-Car Rollout Slips on Software
Today Volkswagen’s European customers will be able to make binding preorders for one of the 30,000 limited 1st Edition ID.3 fully-electric compact cars. It’s the first fruit of the company’s EUR 60 billion strategy to become the world’s dominant manufacturer of all-electric and hybrid vehicles.
Customers who opt for early delivery can expect the cars as early as September. They had expected to take delivery this summer, but software problems delayed the rollout. In replacing the multiple electric architecture VW currently uses with one new architecture, VW joins the list of old-line manufacturers that have discovered that simplified software can be hard to