This is a symbolic start of series production (a small production run was launched in June). The manufacturer already accepts orders in Germany and the first customer deliveries will likely begin this Autumn.
Approximately 8,000 people currently work at the Emden facility, which Volkswagen converted for EV production back in 2019.
There is a dual-motor powertrain in the offing as well, and Volkswagen is also putting the finishing touches on a performance-oriented variant. ID.7 GTX is what Volkswagen calls the newcomer, which will go official at IAA Mobility in Munich in September 2023.
The GTX is believed to combine the 282-hp rear electric motor of the Pro and Pro S with the 107-hp front electric motor of the ID.4 GTX, resulting in approximately 390 horsepower.
CEO of Volkswagen passenger cars, Thomas Shafer, commented on the milestone, saying:
The ID.7 is a top car from a top team. A big compliment to all our colleagues in Emden who have been so active in making the start of production a full success. Thanks everyone for your commitment!