How long does it take to start production? Owner Portal show I've been on 15-1 for 36 days now. It just seems too long, And I have to question if that's true. I've seen a couple of articles indicating adding options like the Gradient package prioritizes your order. My order is the AWD Pro S with Gradient since 2 Jan 2021. Any insight?
According to German news reports, the VW factory in Zwickau is again operating on "kuerzarbeit" (shortened work schedule) due to the electronic "chip" shortage and other supply chain issues, which was the case with Covid lockdowns earlier this year. Here are some of my "milestones" while I was impatiently waiting for my ID.4 Pro (moonstone gray):
0. placed original order ($100 deposit) - 19 September 2020
1. reservation locked (factory began assembly) - 15 January 2021
2. left factory - 19 March 2021
3. arrived in US (Baltimore) - 6 April 2021
4. delivered to me (Huntsville, AL) - 11 May 2021
As you can see, patience is the watch word here. Once the car got to Baltimore, it sat for over 2 weeks waiting for an available truck and driver for the trip to Huntsville, AL. I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever see the car! Things should improve when they start manufacturing ID.4s in Chattanooga, TN in 2022, but that doesn't help you..