Volkswagen, or The People’s Car, in German, is making its stint into the EV market. Granted, they have already made progress in the EV market. The best EV race car, The Volkswagen I.D.R which has set world records for EVs at Pikes Peak, and the Nürburgring race tracks.
Similarly, they will be introducing the ID.4, a family car. Let’s know more about the Volkswagen ID.4, and more about its specifications.
Specifications of Volkswagen ID.4
Following the ID.3 hatchback, the ID.4 SUV is the second car to be released. It is likely to be a significant seller for ID, which hopes to become the go-to mainstream electric car provider. Volkswagen’s ‘dirty diesel’ issue catapulted auto emissions into the public light, and as a big manufacturer, it was well-positioned to lead the ensuing electric vehicle onslaught.
The Volkswagen ID.4 is the second model to be released on Volkswagen’s specialized electric vehicle architecture, known as MEB, it is essentially brand new from the ground up. The platform enables the batteries to be placed low in the vehicle, maximizing cabin room and weight balance.
It’s not simply the fact that it has zero exhaust emissions that make it ecologically beneficial. VW intends to be CO2 neutral by 2050, and one way to do that is to use renewable energy at the Zwickau factory, where the ID.3 and ID.4 are made, while the company claims experimental programs are working on recycling or reusing the car’s batteries at the end of their life.
The Performance Of Volkswagen ID.4
The Volkswagen ID.4 SUV, which has a bigger 77kWh battery, which is much larger in capacity than the norm, and a 201 brake horsepower electric motor powering the rear wheels. The result is a range of moreover 300 miles, however, based on our short days with the car, we believe a range of mid-to-high-200s is more feasible in mixed driving.
Granted, it may have the horsepower to pull the car. But, the car is heavy because of the number of batteries to power the car. So, acceleration will be less than what you might expect. The Volkswagen ID.4 is intended to be a simple family commuter. Given this, its performance is more than acceptable. The variant also has 20-inch alloy wheels, tinted glass, gloss black exterior trim, and First Edition badging.
The Volkswagen ID.4 On The Exterior
The ID.4 is clever but uninspiring, with the rear especially lacking the luster we’ve come to expect from automakers attempting to make their EVs interesting and enticing.
The ID.4 loses some of the sophistication of the ID.3 hatchback. The big lower bumper and heavy headlights are in contrast with the more current tendency for clean, smooth style – yet it works.
The Volkswagen ID.4 On The Interior
The inside of the ID.4 is stylish, with a minimalist design aesthetic that works well in the present period. However, everything feels a touch cheap, erring on the side of “simple” rather than “contemporary,” and getting used to the lack of switches takes some getting used to.
Then there are the capacitive buttons on the steering wheel, which control features like the volume of the infotainment system. They have an odd sensation to them, as if they are sticky, and using them is uncomfortable. It’s a pleasant place to be, with wide windows that make it light and airy and a simplistic design that makes it feel huge and vast.
The Cost Of The Volkswagen ID.4
The Volkswagen ID.4 will be a bit more expensive than your normal gas-powered car, but it does come with benefits, depending on the area that you live in. For the smaller 52kWh battery pack, you will get the model which produces 146 brake horsepower, with added steel wheels, LED headlights, heated seats. All these features for £36,000 or $51,000.
The Volkswagen ID.4 is a great introduction to the EV market. People are amazed, and some even looking forward to the model making its debut. But, we will have to see how the electric SUV will make its mark.