You can even make your own VR headset.
Volkswagen has begun production of its latest electric model, the ID.3. While that won't be coming stateside, the Volkswagen ID.4 crossover based on the ID.3's MEB platform will be after it's expected reveal at the end of this year. We expect the ID.4 to arrive sporting the same rear-mounted electric motor producing 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft with batteries providing anywhere from 200 to 300 miles of range.
Along with other European automakers, VW was forced to close its factories due to the coronavirus. But the factories are now planning to re-open, meaning the ID.3 can finally start rolling off the assembly line. While people are still stuck at home due to the pandemic, VW will give you an up-close look at the ID.3 being assembled.
Many automakers release pictures of their cars rolling off the assembly line but VW wanted to offer a more unique display for people stuck at home practicing social distancing. VW has released a series of six videos showing the assembly process of its new electric car. The videos include the welding of the side section, welding of the floor assembly, body measurement, body painting, chassis assembly, and interior installation.
To enjoy the videos, you will need a virtual reality headset. If you already own one, that's great. But if not, VW has included a tutorial to make your own. To complete the project, you'll need a VR headset cardboard template, shoe or pizza box, printer, scissors, syringe or plastic straw, plastic water bottle, Xacto knife, glue gun, rubber band, and a smartphone. Once assembled, the VR headset will help you feel like you are in the factory where the ID.3 is built. Not only is the assembly process cool to see, but making the VR headset can be a fun art project for a family that is stuck at home.