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Volkswagen Wants to Build Electric Cars in the US
Volkswagen is preparing to unleash an onslaught of electric cars in the years to come, and two of them may be built in the United States.

Autocar reported on Tuesday the production versions of the ID Crozz electric crossover and ID Buzz electric minibus could be built in the U.S. The vehicles would likely find a home at the VW facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“For strong product momentum, they need to be produced in the USA,” VW North America boss Hinrich Woebcken, said. He added a “high-volume” scenario won’t be possible with imported electric cars.

The move would follow VW’s strategy to build cars tailored to the market they’re sold in. The brand has found greater success in differentiating the Passat and Jetta models from global counterparts in the U.S., for example. Both the ID Crozz and ID Buzz cater to North America’s love affair with utility vehicles as well, and Woebcken said the models will be “Americanized” over their global cousins.

Meanwhile, VW will produce its first electric car based on the ID hatchback concept. The hatch hasn’t been confirmed for North America, but it will launch in Europe.

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