The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its official ratings for the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, and the results are telling, to say the least.
Volkswagen’s 2021 ID.4 has received EPA ratings of 250 miles for both its 1st edition and Pro S models, as reported by Green Car Reports. It’s also been assigned an efficiency rating of 35 kWh per 100 miles.
Its battery pack offers nearly 77 kWh of usable energy, landing itself just between the Tesla Model Y (75 kWh) and the Mustang Mach-E (88 kWh). While the ID.4 falls 76 miles behind Tesla’s longest-driving car, the Model Y, it’s still an impressive range display for the 2021 ID.4, and it isn’t likely to be much of a deterrent to consumers.
Friends, the @VW ID.4 is a winner! Under 40k before tax credit w/ big battery (77kWh usable), drives INCREDIBLY well, *extremely* quiet on the highway, wafts over the bumps. This isn’t a performance EV, it’s a car for the masses. Videos coming at some point when I can post them. pic.twitter.com/KoXrbUt3ZK
— Out of Spec Studios (@Out_of_Spec) November 16, 2020
Many have also speculated about the relationship between the ID.4 and the Audi Q4 E-Tron, since much of the ID.4 hardware is expected to be similarly-represented on the E-Tron. Whether this comes true or not, we’re at least likely to see some crossover between the two Daimler vehicles.
In spite of recent news of Volkswagen delaying the ID.4 until March 2021, first editions of the vehicle are still sold out after its release weekend. The popular vehicle will compete with Tesla’s Model Y, showing that 2021 is likely to be the most interesting year in EVs yet.
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