Volkswagen is having trouble with the software in its all-electric ID.3, leading to delivery delays.
The ID.3 is Volkswagen’s compact electric car, a first for the company. Depending on the battery options customers choose, it will have a range of 145 to 340 miles. The car is a five-door hatchback and is reminiscent of a sleeker Golf.
Despite’s the vehicle’s promise, Volkswagen is having issues with the car’s software, according to The Verge. Individuals who ordered the “limited edition” could start receiving them as early as next week. The standard models, however, will likely not ship until September. Even then, “the company’s App Connect infotainment system and the car’s heads-up display won’t be activated until a software update arrives. And VW says it won’t start shipping full-featured versions of the ID 3 until closer to the end of the year.”
Volkswagen has had a number of missteps over the last couple of years, and this is no exception. Given that the car was introduced as a concept car in 2016, and officially introduced in 2019, it’s hard to believe the project is experiencing this kind of software issue.
Hopefully VW will be able to get a handle on things and deliver on the ID.3’s promise.