The first Volkswagen ID.4 electric car has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, VW Group of America CEO Scott Keogh announced Thursday in a LinkedIn post. Mass production doesn’t start until next year, however.
Finished in Glacier White Metallic, the first completed car is a validation build used to test out the assembly process and all related components. This is standard procedure for automakers ramping up production of a new model. Validation builds are not sold to the public, and are generally scrapped once they’ve served their purpose.
The ID.4 launched in the United