After Thursday’s unveiling of the VW ID.4, Volkswagen’s US reservation site for the new car went down for about 2 hours yesterday, as reported by Car Scoops. If that didn’t signal major interest in the new EV, then the fact that it sold out in the US already certainly did.
For eager buyers, not to worry – it was only the 1st edition that has sold out. Still, the news is a good omen for the German car company.
Phew! We're flattered. Appreciate the interest in the #ID4 – you guys broke our site! We're rebooting and will respond when we're back up. ⚡⚡
— Volkswagen USA (@VW) September 23, 2020
Volkswagen responded on social media after the site crashed, both publicly apologizing and expressing gratitude for the major interest.
When the site came back online, Volkswagen apologized and offered a $100 refundable deposit for those looking to secure a build slot for the hyper-anticipated vehicle. The vehicle sold out very shortly after the announcement.
The first edition of the VW ID.4 has an MSRP of $43,995 (USD), not including a US government incentive package that rebates buyers up to $7,500 (USD). The ID.4 Pro, on the other hand, is priced at $39,995 out the door, with no government incentive.
The Volkswagen ID.4 will be delivered in mid-2021, and will include a single electric motor or dual motor variant, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and an 82 kWh battery pack with an estimated-250 mile range.
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