Volkswagen’s ID. electric vehicle, the first to be based on the MEB, will be presented at the IAA later this year, with pre-bookings for the launch edition opening on 8 May. “ Given the interest in the ID. family shown by our dealers, I think it is possible that the launch edition will already have sold out before we unveil the ID. in September ,” Board Member for Sales, Jürgen Stackmann, said . Volkswagen expects to manufacture more than 10 million electric vehicles based on the MEB over the next 10 years. The plans involve more than 20 models. 2019 is key year for the brand; its electric vehicle offensive is set for launch, and the company plans significant efficiency increases. The brand is rolling out an earnings improvement program aimed at achieving a sustained contribution of €5.9 billion (US$6.7 billion) from 2023. Measures include reducing complexity and optimizing […]