Volkswagen’s ID.4 EV, the company’s second offering in the ID line, is due to be officially launched later this month.
The car will be available in various markets globally, each of which presents its own specific challenges. In the case of the USA, Volkswagen’s efforts are headed up by Volkswagen of America’s Engineering and Planning Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the company recently undertook an expansion of its factory, including the establishment of a battery pack production line and test facility. According to the company, being able to test the batteries and other components produced in this plant locally is invaluable.
In this video, various members of the USA-based engineering team discuss elements of the pre-production test program, highlighting the differences between an EV and IC engine vehicle test program.