2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Chattanooga Edition Hands-On

by Fernando Silva

Volkswagen was kind enough to bring us to their new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN for an all-day test drive of the 2023 VW ID.4.

This was our first opportunity to put the US-made variant, in the Pro S trim, to the test and compare it to the original German-made varieties.

VW did not try and reinvent itself in the EV space – the ID.4 presents a very comforting and familiar driving experience for experienced VW drivers.

They were able to combine the feel and look of a traditional gas-powered VW with some futuristic add-ons (including that far superior drivetrain) to make it feel like you are driving a VW.

Even better, especially for future $7500 US Federal tax credit opportunities, the Chattanooga version matches up nicely with the vehicles imported from Germany.

There are a few more improvements for the 2023 model, including a new standard 12-inch infotainment screen, intelligent park assist and USB-C charging, and some interior and exterior design changes as well as new available wheel designs.

Best of all Plug and Charge charging is available at Electrify America stations however we didn’t have the opportunity to try it out.

We’re still waiting on Vehicle to Grid/Home/Load.