Volkswagen has revealed that the all-new ID.4 is the most affordable all-wheel-drive EV in the U.S. This means you can make the switch to the eco-friendly, stylish, and high-tech SUV without having to break your budget.
Not only does the ID.4 AWD have a low starting price, but each ID.4 model is eligible to receive a Federal tax credit. In addition, the SUV comes with free unlimited public DC fast charging on the Electrify America network for three years.
The ID.4 AWD has a permanent magnet synchronous electric motor on its rear axle and an asynchronous electric motor on its front axle. The former delivers 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, while the latter produces 107 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. When they are combined, the system reaches 295 horsepower.
The ID.4 AWD uses the rear motor in everyday driving situations and only engages the front motor in tricky scenarios, like when wheelspin occurs. Customize your rides with the Driving Mode Selection as well, which features Comfort, Custom, Eco, Sport, and Traction modes. Come rain or shine, the SUV is easy to handle and keeps its grip on the road.
For more details on the all-new ID.4 and when you can get behind the wheel of this innovative SUV, contact our team here at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.
The Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUV is on its way to the U.S. in late 2021, and when it arrives it’ll already have won some serious hardware. After input from more than 90 international journalists representing 24 countries, the VW ID.4 was named the World Car of the Year 2021.
This is the 17th year for the World Car of the Year awards and at the virtual award ceremony, the judges recognized the VW ID.4 for its driver-assist technologies as well as its status as an electric vehicle. The jury also appreciated that VW will be maintaining its software with over-the-air updates. The standard ID.Light assistant, which communicates things like vehicle charge and turn signals using a bar of colored LED lights, was also singled out for praise.
“The World Car of the Year award marks a great success for our entire ID. team,” said Thomas Ulbrich, Board Member for Development at the Volkswagen brand. “We have succeeded in developing a car that starts the system change to e-mobility in the world’s most important segment — compact SUVs — and offers excellent everyday usability. We are making innovative electric mobility in the volume market something that can be experienced by everyone.”
Volkswagen hopes to build and deliver about 150,000 VW ID.4 vehicles this year in the U.S., China, and Europe. To learn more about its availability in the area, contact us at Lewisville Volkswagen in Lewisville, Texas.
Many outdated depictions of life in modern times would have you believe that our vehicles should be commuting through the clouds and making appointments on our behalf. While we’re still a few years out from flying cars, Volkswagen’s new ID.4 lets you communicate with your vehicle in ways previously unheard of.
Though you won’t be having conversations with your Volkswagen any time soon, VW introduced a sophisticated dash light feature into the new ID.4. The dash light fixture is comprised of 54 miniscule LED lights that illuminate in different hues to communicate vital information to the driver and passengers.
When you sit in the driver’s seat of the ID.4, the dash light row will display a series of blue and white LEDs to welcome you and indicate that you are free to commence your drive. Upon standing up to exit the car, the ID.4’s light bar displays the reverse color scheme to wish you well.
Volkswagen also included a number of other dash light communications, including alerts for incoming phone calls, safety warnings, battery charge level, and navigation. Many more messages are expected to be rolled out.
Interested in trying out this futuristic tech for yourself? Give Lewisville Volkswagen a call today to reserve your VW ID.4.
Volkswagen’s new all-electric SUV is a game changer for the future of electric vehicles. On top of its many unique features, one thing that makes the Volkswagen ID.4 stand out is how it uses regenerative braking by applying a coasting function.
The concept of regenerative braking is common in electric vehicles. When a driver lifts their foot off the accelerator pedal, the system detects the loss of pressure, triggering the recovery of electricity and automatic deceleration. However, the Volkswagen ID.4 functions differently.
Volkswagen designed the ID.4’ braking system to function similarly to a standard gas-powered vehicle. When a driver moves their foot from the right pedal, instead of applying regenerative braking, the ID.4 will coast. The ID.4 does still feature regenerative braking, although it activates when the left or brake pedal is used. This gives the driver a feeling of deceleration similar to that of a gas vehicle.
Volkswagen created the ID.4’s coasting and braking function like this in order to make the driving experience more predictable. By emphasizing predictability, familiarity, and driver comfort, the Volkswagen ID.4 SUV will power the way for electric vehicles in the future by normalizing the experience.
With plans to offer multiple electric vehicles in the next few years, Volkswagen intends to add new technologies to these vehicles to make them more powerful. According to the automaker, one of the first innovations it wants to add is the NXP battery management system.
At the NXP Connects developer conference on Oct. 20, 2020, NXP CEO Kurt Sievers revealed that the company would be partnering with VW. The companies will work to integrate the NXP battery management system into the VW MEB electric vehicle platform.
This updated technology will ultimately increase the driving range and battery life of VW EVs. Currently, the VW ID.4 has an estimated range of 250 miles, so you can take daily commutes and small road trips without worrying about charging.* However, with the new system, this range could be even better and the SUV could be even stronger.
Head of Development for Vehicle Energy Supply and High Voltage Systems at Volkswagen AG, Dr. Holger Manz, also said, “Incorporating a functionally safe battery management system that can scale across many car models makes it easier to achieve the full power potential of a battery, optimized range, and the extension of the battery’s lifetime.”
We at Lewisville Volkswagen are excited about these new VW models and technologies. If you’re interested in learning about the current and upcoming VW models available, be sure to give us a call.
*The ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition EPA estimated total range is 250 miles. Actual mileage and range will vary and depend on several factors including driving and charging habits, accessory use, temperature and topography, battery age, load, and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.