ID.Buzz production halted - faulty batteries?

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Post by Rob » Fri Jul 01, 2022 3:20 pm

According to a report by Inside EVs Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (part of the Volkswagen Group) has halted production of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz model in Hanover, Germany.

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (via Electrive) reports that the company noted quality problems with the batteries for the ID. Buzz. According to the article, there are some faulty cells/modules from a new supplier, which forced the stoppage of production - "for initially one week."

The unofficial info says that battery performance falls short of the target, including voltage drops, which affect range.

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is reportedly the only model that got the batteries from this particular new undisclosed supplier. Only some 500 Volkswagen ID. Buzz were produced so far, but none have been delivered to customers yet, which means that the quality problem can be solved in-house on a relatively small fleet.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles intends to produce up to 15,000 ID. Buzz this year, and up to 130,000 units annually after the ramp-up phase.

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