Volkswagen released an official statement that the brand’s first all-electric ID.4 is underway in Zwickau. The world premiere will follow at the end of September.
So what do we know so far about the ID.4 Battery?
First of all it’s important to note that Volkswagen’s ID.4 is based on the modular electric drive matrix (MEB), the same that the ID.3 is being built on. Many more all-electric cars will follow on the MEB-platform.
The platform supports a scalable battery system which makes ranges possible in the area of 500 kilometers for the ID.4. The battery pack design is also called the “battery skateboard platform”. Most of the all-electric car platforms feature such a kind of platform.
The first batch of the vehicle will be with a rear-wheel drive, followed by an electric all-wheel drive at a later date.
Where is the battery being produced and who suppliers the battery cells for Volkswagens ID.4?
LG Chem is the cell supplier for the European production of the ID.4. They run a battery cell production site in Wroclaw, Poland. The cells being used in Europe are NCM 712 battery cells. The production was recently ramped up for the NCM 712 cells.
In the USA Volkswagen will likely source their battery cells from SK Innovation. For China, Volkswagen will rely on the largest Chinese battery cell supplier CATL. As soon as more information is obtained on the specific battery details for the USA and China, we will inform our readers.
Details for the ID.4 battery pack
- Cell supplier: LG Chem in Poland, Wroclaw
- Model: LGX E78
- Voltage: 3,65 V
- Capacity: 78 Ah
- Weight: 1.073 g
- Cell chemistry: NCM 712
- Used in: Volkswagen MEB battery pack
Total capacity: 55 kWh
Usable capacity: 52 kWh (94 %)
Total Cell Weight: 206 kg
Total capacity: 62 kWh
Usable capacity: 58 kWh (94 %)
Total cell weight: 232 kg
Total capacity: 82 kWh
Usable capacity: 77 kWh (94 %)
Total cell weight: 309 kg