EPA Confirms Volkswagen ID.4 AWD's Range

EPA Confirms Volkswagen ID.4 AWD's Range

09/14/2021

–>

The Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro has an EPA range (Combined) of 249 miles (401 km), while the ID.4 AWD Pro S trim is 240 miles (386 km). All the ID.4 in the U.S. are equipped with the 82 kWh battery (about 77 kWh usable) and can recharge at up to 125 kW.

The range difference between the AWD and RWD versions is about 4%. Not much. That's because the additional 80 kW front motor is an asynchronous type (without magnets), which does not add much loss when idle. The main workhorse is the rear 150 kW permanent magnet synchronous electric motor.

In Europe, the ID.4 AWD is sold as the Volkswagen ID.4 GTX and it's quite efficient.

Let's see the comparison:

ModelDriveBattery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 ProRWD82260 mi
(418 km)
 
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro SRWD82250 mi
(402 km)
 
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD ProAWD82249 mi
(401 km)
5.7
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro SAWD82240 mi
(386 km)
 

The price difference between the AWD and RWD is $3,680. That makes the Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro the least expensive electric all-wheel-drive car on the market.

A very important element of the ID.4's competitiveness is the eligibility for the $7,500 federal tax credit..

Additionally, Volkswagen adds three years of unlimited charging at Electrify America DC fast chargers at no additional cost.

ModelBase PriceDest. ChargeTax CreditEffective Price
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro$39,995+$1,195$7,500$33,690
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S$44,495+$1,195$7,500$38,190
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro$43,675+$1,195$7,500$37,370
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S$48,175+$1,195$7,500$41,870

For those who would like to compare the AWD and RWD ID.4 (the same trim levels) we have two more comparisons.

ID.4 AWD Pro vs ID.4 Pro

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro
[A]
Difference
[A] / [B]
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro
[B]
DriveAWD RWD
Battery82 kWh0%82 kWh
EPA Range
Combined249 mi
(401 km)
-4.2%260 mi
(418 km)
City  278.5 mi
(448 km)
Highway  237.1 mi
(381 km)
Specs
0-60 mph5.7 s  
Top speed   
Peak power220 kW46.7%150 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined97 MPGe: 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km)-2%99 MPGe: 340 Wh/mi (212 Wh/km)
City102 MPGe: 330 Wh/mi (205 Wh/km)-4.7%107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km)
Highway90 MPGe: 374 Wh/mi (233 Wh/km)-1.1%91 MPGe: 370 Wh/mi (230 Wh/km)
Prices
MSRP$43,6759.2%$39,995
Dest. Charge+$1,195 +$1,195
Tax Credit$7,500 $7,500
Effective Price$37,37010.9%$33,690

ID.4 AWD Pro S vs ID.4 Pro S

EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs
Model2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro S
[A]
Difference
[A] / [B]
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S
[B]
DriveAWD RWD
Battery82 kWh0%82 kWh
EPA Range
Combined240 mi
(386 km)
-4%250 mi
(402 km)
City  266.8 mi
(429 km)
Highway  230.2 mi
(370 km)
Specs
0-60 mph   
Top speed   
Peak power220 kW46.7%150 kW
EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)
Combined93 MPGe: 362 Wh/mi (225 Wh/km)-4.1%97 MPGe: 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km)
City98 MPGe: 344 Wh/mi (214 Wh/km)-5.8%104 MPGe: 324 Wh/mi (201 Wh/km)
Highway88 MPGe: 383 Wh/mi (238 Wh/km)-1.1%89 MPGe: 379 Wh/mi (235 Wh/km)
Prices
MSRP$48,1758.3%$44,495
Dest. Charge+$1,195 +$1,195
Tax Credit$7,500 $7,500
Effective Price$41,8709.6%$38,190
Source: Read Full Article