Volkswagen is delaying the release of certain versions of the all-electric ID 3 because the software is n’t ready. The company is struggling to bring its first mass-produced electric vehicle to market.
Vw will ship some ID 3s in September, but the company’s app connect infotainment system and the heads-up display wo n’t be activated until a software update arrives. The company says it wo n’t start shipping full-featured versions until closer to the end of the year.
Vw CEO Herbert Diess was stripped of his role at the brand this week. He was also reportedly removed from the role because of a series of missteps on his watch.
The company said it was simultaneously creating thousands of new software jobs. In September 2019, the company told suppliers that it would handle software development itself.