Volkswagen Chattanooga Now Producing ID-4

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) — Volkswagen Chattanooga has completed its roll-out of the ID-4, V-W’s first all-electric vehicle.

The car runs on a four hundred volt lithium ion battery, which offers up to 260 miles of range on a full charge.

Every ID-4 features a digital cockpit, the console allows you to monitor the features of the car, including how much power you have left, and where you can find a charging station.

Volkswagen set a goal of hiring one thousand new employees as part of the roll-out, and have received seven thousand applications.

“Our goal is to hire a thousand new team members by the end of this year — it would be great to hire them even sooner. We’re more than halfway there, so we’re well on our way,” said Amanda Plecas, Head of Communications at VW Chattanooga.

Volkswagen offers various levels of training for new hires and students taking on apprenticeships.

But all employees are provided with a curriculum on high-voltage batteries.

“One aspect of the high-voltage training is to go systematically through a troubleshoot class to understand the connections between the battery and how it communicates with the car, and behind me that’s pretty much what happens — the diagnosis of the car and the battery,” said Ilker Subasi, Manager of Training and Development at the VW Academy.

There are still around five hundred jobs up for grabs at V-W Chattanooga, and applications can be submitted online.

“Anyone interested in our production team member positions can learn more by going to All of the information about our benefits and about the position are there, and you can apply directly,” said Plecas.

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