That's encouraging to hear. It would be cool if VAG shows footage of the NA ID.4 line in the future! Especially since the workforce was 70% in favor of unionization in 2015.I supervised construction safety while the Chattanooga plant was built and the early days of production. Rest assured the same robots, training, machines, and processes that are used in Germany are used here in NA. I’d buy the first ID.4 that rolled off the line in Chattanooga with total confidence.
In that respect a Trabant would require 2 gas caps.With the exception of the Yugo. Guy walks into an auto parts store and tells the clerk, “I’d like to get a gas cap for my Yugo.” The clerk says “Yeah, that’s a fair trade.”
I few years back, I was in Berlin, and people were racing Trabant in a public square near where the old East German government buildings were. They had them painted with racing stripes - the whole business. But they were still Trabant.In that respect a Trabant would require 2 gas caps.
Coincidentally, the Zwickau-Mosel factory where the ID.4 is built is the successor to the Trabant factory. From Wikipedia:I few years back, I was in Berlin, and people were racing Trabant in a public square near where the old East German government buildings were. They had them painted with racing stripes - the whole business. But they were still Trabant.
The old Trabant factory in Zwickau City (which had been an Horch/Audi/Auto Union factory before WWII) is now the August Horch Museum.The Zwickau factory in Mosel (where the Trabant was manufactured) was sold to Volkswagen AG; the rest of the company became HQM Sachsenring GmbH. Volkswagen redeveloped the Zwickau factory into a centre for engine production; it also produces some Volkswagen Golfs and Passats.
If anything the Chattanooga made ID.4 will be more reliable than the German made ID.4. Why? Because some parts will be made in the USA which should help eliminate or lessen the current part content of 46% from China.Hi,
I wonder when they bring the production to the US, will they be able to maintain the same quality?
Or we the proud owner of the OG German version will always have a leg up on the quality department.
What do you guys think?
Volkswagen is having the ID.4 assembled in Germany, China and the USA.Plus the vehicle was originally designed there and rigorously tested during the whole design process using the components that ended up making it to the final version. So my concern is when they move over inevitably they have to source some components locally or from someone else I wonder if the quality of these vendors would be as good.
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