MY 22 ID4 Pro S AWD Glacier White, Reserve: 12/02/2021, Lock: 7/13/2022, 10: 8/22/2022
Thanks for the sympathy MB99 and I agree the absence of clear communications is the hardest piece to excuse Ahab.No one's been able to figure out the production-scheduling process yet, though the speculation runs neck deep.
I ordered my AWD Pro in October 21 and locked on April 22. In between, of course, were the ups and downs of the Covid crisis and the growing worldwide shortage of computer chips and raw materials, and the plant shutdowns and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which for a while took offline the major supplier of ID.4 wiring harnesses. Couple that with escalating demand for EVs as energy prices rose, and now the curve-ball muddle of the will-they/won't-they EV tax credits and the general corporate befuddlement of VW in general and VWofA in particular . . . And it all sounds like a third-rate script for a fourth-rate Netflix series.
My 2022 is at 20-1 since 9/11 and is expected on our shores in maybe late December. The 2023 ordered 8/4 is yet to lock, but I expect it to lock sometime this autumn, given Chattanooga's production capacity, and have a better than even chance of seeing it before March, if Carnac is reading the tea leaves correctly..
It's tempting to get angry at the delay, until you stop to wonder just who we're meant to be angry at. The delusional anti-masker/anti-vaxxers who aided and abetted the spread of covid? The spiteful little old Russian dude who read too much about Peter the Great and not enough Tolstoy? The placid occupants of the VW C-suite who thought software was, like, easy and stuff? The corporate communicators who know that to be concise is to be found out and accountable, and thus say nothing at all?
Well, maybe that last bunch, a bit. But the cars will come when the car do come, and there's nothing any of us can do to change that.
Except speculate, of course. Seen as recreation, it's diverting. Seen as effectuating change, it's futile.
I have a working EV (2015 Kia Soul) and I have a solid second car (2016 subaru outback) and I don't have an expiring lease situation. If I had an expiring lease, I would probably be less patient, and if I were counting on the tax credit to make a lease work, I would be really frustrated. Neither of those apply to me, and I actually prefer the MY 22 slightly over the MY 23, so I will just wait and hope for sooner rather than later.