2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First mass-market EV from VW

Volkswagen officially unveiled the ID.4, their first electric vehicle built on the modular electric vehicle platform, or “MEB.” The ID.4 will also be VW’s first electric crossover SUV to reach America. The ID.4 is set to start landing in customers’ hands in early 2021, with order reservations open now.

At launch time, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has an 82-kWh battery paired with a rear-mounted motor. The total power output is 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque. The electric driving range is rated at 250 miles of range on the EPA cycle.

The ID.4 uses a 125-kW fast charger, going from 5 to 80 percent charge in 38 minutes. The 11 kW onboard charger will charge to 33 miles range in about one hour. A complete a full battery charge comes in around 7.5 hours at a home or public Level 2 charger.

Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Max

In 2021, VW is expected to launch a dual-motor AWD ID.4 with 302 combined horsepower, but with a slightly lower range. Even the towing capacity is impressive on the ID.4 – 2,700-pound.

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Inside, there are two screens: a 5.3-inch display mounted on the steering column and a 10-inch one in the center console. You can order a 12-inch display with the Statement package for $4,500 extra. Drive functions are operated via a cluster-mounted shift array.

Volkswagen ID.4 1ST Max

The infotainment system can be controlled using gestures and voice, using the prompt “Hello ID.” Other features include wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The ID.4 offers 30.3-cubic-feet of cargo space while the fold-down second-row gives a combined 64.2 cubic feet.

Volkswagen will sell the ID.4 for $40,000. But when you factor in the federal government’s $7,500 tax credit, the ID 4’s sticker price falls to $32,500.

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