First VW ID.4 electric car made at Chattanooga; mass production starts in 2022

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

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