Volkswagen ID.5 Electric SUV Pre-Orders Now Live in Germany

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After debuting the Volkswagen ID.4 earlier this year, the European automaker has officially unveiled its next vehicle in the ID lineup, the ID.5.

Volkswagen has launched pre-orders for its highly-anticipated ID.5 electric SUV e-coupe, according to a press release shared on Monday.

Board Member of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Klaus Zellmer said, “Our elegant e-SUV coupé already gives customers the new ID.Software 3.0. In concrete terms, this means that improved charging capacity and voice control ensure a high level of user comfort.”

Zellmer continued, “Latest-generation assist systems demonstrate Volkswagen’s software expertise: here we’re taking the next step towards automated driving as part of the ACCELERATE strategy.”

The EV features a 77 kWh battery and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive maximum output of 220 kW, along with a range of 323 miles (520 km) and a peak charging power of 150 kW.

The vehicle can also accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds, and is available to pre-order now in Germany for a starting price of 46,515 euros ($52,378 USD).

Volkswagen announced plans earlier this month to invest significantly more into its employee base and power and charging infrastructure plans, set to help them keep up with the world’s most dominant EV maker, the U.S.-based Tesla.

The automaker’s CEO Herbert Diess pointed out in September that Tesla’s addition of a German Gigafactory, set for final approval later this year, will increase competition for the European auto giant.

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