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Volkswagen delays launch of its electric SUV VW ID.5 due to cable harness shortage

The European launch of Volkswagen's electric SUV called VW ID.5 has been delayed until the first week of May (Image: Volkswagen)
The European launch of Volkswagen's electric SUV called VW ID.5 has been delayed until the first week of May (Image: Volkswagen)
Due to another shortage of a critical component, Volkswagen is forced to delay its planned April launch of the VW ID.5. The required cable harnesses sourced from Ukraine are, understandably, in short supply due to the ongoing military conflict.

Under normal circumstances, the German automaker Volkswagen was planning to launch its sleek electric hatchback SUV named VW ID.5 in the first week of April, and it even advertised a comparably short delivery time of just four months. However, the recent events in Ukraine have now forced the company to officially delay the debut of the highly anticipated ID.5.

According to a report by the German publication Automobilwoche, the Wolfsburg-based automaker had to push back the launch the VW ID.5 in Europe by an entire month, which means that the electric SUV is now scheduled to hit the European market in the first week of May. The main reason for this delay are the scarcely available cable harnesses that are usually imported from the aforementioned eastern European country, which unfortunately has to deal with much more serious issues these days.

The by sales numbers largest European automaker has apparently already informed its German dealerships about the looming ID.5 delay in an internal memo. Purportedly, Volkswagen was not even able to produce an adequate number of demo and showroom vehicles due to aforementioned cable shortage, which means that no dealer will receive units of the electric SUV for the time being. Prospective buyers who now need to kill some time until the May launch of Volkswagen's latest EV may want to check out Volkswagen's official configurator, which allows you to configure all model variants including the ID.5 Pro, ID.5 Pro Performance and ID.5 GTX.

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Automobilwoche (German) via InsideEVs, Image: Volkswagen

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-26 (Update: 2022-03-26)