Volkswagen is about to postpone sales of the ID.3 electric hatchback by 12 months due to a variety of software issues. Earlier, during the premiere, this electric car was named the third most important milestone after the legendary Beetle and Golf.
- According to the German edition Manager Magazin, more than 10,000 technicians are currently working on troubleshooting. They find 300 errors a day, noting that many systems are out of sync with each other, which leads to numerous failures.
Serial production of the ID.3 electric car started on November 4, 2019, and the problems affected 20,000 already assembled copies. Instead of sending them to dealerships, they had to be placed in temporary parking lots - until they could completely fix and update their software.
- Volkswagen is still hoping to solve all the problems before the start of sales, scheduled for summer 2020. In the event of the transfer, the company will face multi-billion dollar fines for violating environmental regulations in the EU countries, which came into force this year.
Volkswagen has previously faced similar problems with the electronics of its eighth generation Golf. Because of this, the premiere of the hatchback was postponed for six months.