• 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States

    2021 Volkswagen ID4
  • VW's New Electric Car for the U.S. Market
  • Comes with an 82 kWh Battery PAck of which 77 kWh is usable
  • The rear electric motor is good for 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque
  • An AWD model will be available in Sping of 2021
  • It will offer 302 Horsepower and around 300 pound-feet of torque
  • The interior is a mix of modern and future tech
  • And inlcudes features like Hello ID Voice Control And Discover Pro Navigation
  • For a Compact SUV EV, It Looks Quite Spacious
  • And has decent cargo room, too With a minimum rating of 19.17 cubic-feet
  • Lay the seats down, and you'll carry 55.62 cubic-feet
  • 62 mph (100 kph) comes in 8.5 seconds
  • While top speed sits at just 99 mph
  • VW Claims a real-world range of 250 miles
  • With charging taking as little as 30 minutes for 198 miles of range
  • That is on a 125 kWh DC quick charger, though
  • The ID4 does come with free charging for 3 years

Is the Volkswagen ID.4 Isn’t a Tesla Killer, But It Can Hold Its Own

The Volkswagen ID.4 – the first ID EV model to make its way to U.S. shores, has finally been revealed, and it looks to compete in a cut-throat segment. Riding on VW’s new MEB architecture, the same underpinnings that supports the ID.3 hatch, the ID.4 features an 82-kWh battery (77-kWh of which is usable) and a rear-mounted motor that’s good for 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque. VW’s press release promises a range of 520 km or 323 miles on the WLTP scale, which boils down to about 250 miles of range per charge in the real world. To help ease the pain of range anxiety, however, the ID.4 will come with three years of unlimited charging. In a DC fast charger rated at 125 kW, VW claims that the ID.4 can suck in 198 miles worth of electricity in 30 minutes.

According to VW, the ID.4 is capable of hitting 62 mph (100 kph) in 8.5 seconds and tops out at just 99.41 mph. Come spring of 2021, VW will offer an AWD model that will boast a total of 302 horsepower, an extra 101 ponies coming from the front motor. Torque, we suspect will be somewhere in the 300 pound-foot range, but that is purely speculation at this point. VW’s new EV does offer up 8.26-inches (21 cm) of ground clearance, which is said to be enough to handle “gentle off-road terrain.”

The inside is fairly basic for an EV, but comes off as a decent blend between modern design and futuristic tech. A driver-oriented infotainment system sits atop the dash with a small horizontal screen providing basic driving information like speed, range, and the like. Luggage capacity is rated at 19.17 cubic-feet with max storage coming in at 55.62 cubic-feet. Overall, the ID.4 could bring quite the fight to models like the Hyundai Kona EV, Chevy Bolt, and Nissan Leaf, but only time will tell how successful it can really be.

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2021 Volkswagen ID4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Exterior
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VW’s New Electric Car for the U.S. Market
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Exterior
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Comes with an 82 kWh Battery PAck
of which 77 kWh is usable
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Exterior
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The rear electric motor is good for 201 horsepower
and 228 pound-feet of torque
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An AWD model will be available in Sping of 2021
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Exterior
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It will offer 302 Horsepower
and around 300 pound-feet of torque
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Interior
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The interior is a mix of modern and future tech
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Interior
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And inlcudes features like Hello ID Voice Control
And Discover Pro Navigation
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Interior
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For a Compact SUV EV, It Looks Quite Spacious
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Interior
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And has decent cargo room, too
With a minimum rating of 19.17 cubic-feet
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Interior
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Lay the seats down, and you’ll carry 55.62 cubic-feet
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62 mph (100 kph) comes in 8.5 seconds
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While top speed sits at just 99 mph
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VW Claims a real-world range of 250 miles
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With charging taking as little as 30 minutes for 198 miles of range
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That is on a 125 kWh DC quick charger, though
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The ID4 does come with free charging for 3 years
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2021 Volkswagen ID.4 - The First VW ID To Arrive In The United States Interior
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