VW ID.4 Stories May 17
VW ID.4 Stories February 28
VW has now confirmed to customers that some ID.4 electric SUVs were lost when the Felicity Ace cargo ship caught fire during its Atlantic ocean crossing.
(Update: 9am ET March 1st): Felicity Ace sank 220 miles off the coast of Portugal’s Azores Islands around 9 a.m. local time after being battered by waves
VW ID.4 Stories February 16
In a wide-ranging AMA on Reddit today, VW CEO Herbert Diess provided answers to a ton of questions from the Reddit community, some of which were news to us. Importantly, he clarified Volkswagen’s position on Autonomy and ID.4 charging update timelines while waxing eloquent on a low-price VW EV and everyone’s favorite, the Microbus.
VW ID.4 Stories October 20, 2021
VW, the world’s largest producer of fossil-powered vehicles (by revenue), has produced a graphic comparing its diesel offerings to its electric ones, showing how across several model lines, the electric models come out way ahead in terms of total cost savings.
VW ID.4 Stories October 9, 2021
As someone who’s owned and operated their fair share of EVs, I was looking forward to experiencing Volkswagen’s first truly mainstream electric vehicle, the VW ID.4 SUV. As a part of a #vwpartner collaboration with Volkswagen, I got the opportunity to drive the VW ID.4 for a few days. What I found was an SUV for the masses that is easy to adapt to if you’re coming from a traditional gas-powered vehicle.
The VW ID.4 also features plenty of tech, including wireless CarPlay on a large available 12-inch display, and available wireless charging. Watch our hands-on video for the details.
VW ID.4 Stories October 2, 2021
For this sponsored partner post, I test out the ID.4 as a daily driver and road-trip vehicle, taking notice of the comfort, utility, and light off-road capabilities.
VW ID.4 Stories September 17, 2021
VW invited Electrek to their Chattanooga factory location to check out the new AWD ID.4, which ups the electric SUV from around 200 to 300 horsepower with a front-wheel-drive motor. Even better, next year, North American units of the ID.4 will be built locally at the huge VW factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, which we got to see first hand…
VW ID.4 Stories September 14, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed the estimated mile range of two AWD versions of Volkswagen’s all-electric ID.4 SUV. The dual-motor trims of the ID.4 Pro and Pro S were announced over the summer, but we are just now seeing the EPA estimated range of each to compare the previous rear-wheel-drive versions.
VW ID.4 Stories August 19, 2021
The first VW ID.4 electric SUV pre-production units have rolled off the assembly line at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory.
VW ID.4 Stories June 18, 2021
VW has now launched the ID.4 AWD Pro, the all-wheel-drive version of its new electric SUV, in the US, and it is starting at just $36,175 with incentives.
It’s the least expensive all-wheel-drive electric car in the US.
VW ID.4 Stories April 13, 2021
The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro, the first-volume version of VW’s new electric SUV, has received its official EPA estimated range: 260 miles.
VW ID.4 Stories March 1, 2021
We finally got the chance to get behind the wheel of VW’s ID.4 electric CUV this week. This is 36 hours with the 1st Edition RWD, and it was mostly during a winter snowstorm in New York. But we still had time to give it a proper drive and get some initial thoughts to see if VW has a huge hit on its hands.
VW ID.4 Stories January 5, 2021
VW announced that it is making a new batch of ID.4 1st Edition electric SUVs for the US market after selling out the first batch.
VW ID.4 Stories November 25, 2020
The VW ID.4 electric SUV has received its official EPA-rated range, and it delivered on the expected 250 miles of range on a single charge.
It is not impressive in terms of efficiency, but VW might be playing safe.
VW ID.4 Stories October 22, 2020
Obviously the short answer to the question above is yes, as Volkswagen at present has no plans to bring the ID.3 to North America, but what if they did? Would the Europe-friendly ID.3 succeed where the eGolf failed, or will the ID.4 simply be the better fit for the highways of the US and Canada? We recently reviewed the ID.3 and were impressed. Can the ID.4 create the same excitement that its “little brother” has in Europe, and does the Dieselgate scandal still linger in the consciousness of the North American consumer?
VW ID.4 Stories October 15, 2020
Volkswagen has confirmed that it placed a massive order for robots to build the ID.4 electric SUV and ID.BUZZ electric minibus.
VW ID.4 Stories October 1, 2020
A dealer cheat sheet for the upcoming VW ID.4 electric SUV has been leaked, and it shows that the company considers gas SUVs, rather than electric SUVs like the Mustang Mach-E, Tesla Model Y, and upcoming Nissan Ariya, as its direct competitors.
VW ID.4 Stories September 29, 2020
VW’s online configurator for the ID.4 is out, and a new detail has emerged about the car’s towing capabilities. It looks like all ID.4 models will have some towing capability, with the RWD model sporting 2,200lb capacity and the AWD model 2,700lbs. All models will have roof rails as an additional exterior storage solution.
The AWD model will be available mid-2021 as a $3,680 upgrade, for a base price of $43,675 before incentives.
VW ID.4 Stories September 28, 2020
We got our first look of the upcoming VW ID.4 at a private event last week, but now the car has shown up in public. Over the weekend, it was spotted by reddit user awang44 in a parking lot for a public park in Foster City, California, just a few miles from VW’s Innovation and Engineering Center in Belmont.
VW ID.4 Stories September 25, 2020
VW announced that the first version of its ID.4 electric SUV sold out on the first day it opened orders.
VW ID.4 Stories September 21, 2020
VW announced today that it reached a deal with Electrify America to provide “three years of unlimited charging” on the latter’s charging network included in the price of the ID.4 electric SUV.
VW ID.4 Stories September 17, 2020
VW is hyping the launch of the ID.4 electric SUV coming next week with new releases, and in a new interview with executives today, the automaker said that it plans to sell 500,000 ID.4 vehicles per year.
VW ID.4 Stories September 15, 2020
VW says that Tesla is not who it is going against with its ID.4 electric SUV, but it is clear that the German automaker sees the Model Y as a competitor as a new internal document reveals a detailed comparison between the two electric SUVs.
VW ID.4 Stories September 7, 2020
VW has confirmed the upcoming ID.4 electric SUV’s towing capacity in a new video showing the utility performance of the vehicle.
VW ID.4 Stories September 4, 2020
VW is unveiling the ID.4’s interior today, or at least the electric SUV’s cockpit, and you could easily argue that there are some inspirations from Tesla’s minimalist interior.
VW ID.4 Stories August 27, 2020
VW has confirmed that it is going with an online reservation with deposit system for the ID.4 electric SUV launch. Orders open next month with a $100 deposit.
VW ID.4 Stories August 20, 2020
VW announced today that it started production of its new ID.4 electric SUV at its Zwickau factory in Germany.
VW ID.4 Stories August 13, 2020
Volkswagen announced plans to add electric vehicle engineering at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The German automaker mentioned plans to develop cells and battery packs at the US plant.
VW ID.4 Stories June 17, 2020
The first undisguised images of the Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover are spreading across the internet. The source is likely a Chinese car website. The photos of the production ID.4 reveal a compact crossover with clean lines that flow from the hood to the hatch.
VW ID.4 Stories May 6, 2020
The VW ID.4, an electric crossover based on the MEB platform, is already in production, and it appears to be similar in size to the Tesla Model Y, according to a sighting in the factory. expand full story
VW ID.4 Stories March 3, 2020
VW has released more details on its next electric car, ID.4, which is going to be its first global next-gen electric vehicle with 300 miles of range. expand full story
VW ID.4 Stories January 21, 2020
Volkswagen has monumental plans for EVs across the globe. But Americans have yet to get an in-person glimpse of the production version of the ID Crozz, the company’s first major EV for the US.
That will change in April when the ID Crozz (aka ID4) is unveiled at the 2020 New York Auto Show, just months before the model goes on sale.
VW ID.4 Stories September 10, 2019
At the Frankfurt Motor Show today, Volkswagen teased its next ID vehicle, presumably called ID.4, and it’s a crossover expected on the US market next year. expand full story