How Far Will the Volkswagen ID.4 Go on a Full Charge?

Christian Wardlaw | Nov 30, 2020

Volkswagen and the EPA have announced official driving range estimates for the automaker’s new electric vehicle (EV), the ID.4. The first two examples of the new 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 to go on sale will provide 250 miles of range on a full battery charge.

2021 Volkswagen ID4 Charging Up

The Volkswagen ID.4 release date is early in 2021, and the vehicle is already on sale through VW’s consumer website. The limited-production 1st Edition trim level is already sold out, leaving the ID.4 Pro as your only choice – for now.

Equipped with an 82-kWh battery pack and rear-wheel drive, the compact crossover SUV’s rear-mounted electric motor generates 201 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of instantly available torque. The ID.4 is compatible with 125-kW DC fast chargers, and Volkswagen says it can go from 5% to 80% of battery charge in just 38 minutes.

Most EV owners recharge at home using a 240-volt home charging station, which can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars to install, depending on the charger and whether your house can accommodate one without changes to the electrical panel and system. However, based on a cost of 13 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity, the EPA estimates it will cost $700 to charge the ID.4 at home during the course of the year. This, however, saves ID.4 owners $2,250, on average, during the first five years of ownership.

If you don’t own a home and must use public charging stations to recharge an EV, Volkswagen includes three free years of Electrify America charging station use. This includes a cross-country network of stations that allows a VW ID.4 driver to travel from Los Angeles to Washington D.C.

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 price is $39,995, not including destination charges. You may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of $7,500, and if you live in California, the state provides a $1,500 rebate at the point of sale. Additionally, other state and local incentives and rebates may be available.

Volkswagen is the source of information in this article. It was accurate on November 30, 2020, but it may have changed since that date.

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