Three years of Electrify America fast charging is included at no additional cost. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – November 25, 2020 2021 VW ID.4 VW released the range of its 2021 ID.4 all-electric SUV. The ID.4 1st Edition and Pro trims have been certified at an EPA-estimated 250 miles of range on a single charge. 2021 VW ID.4 Exterior The ID.4s front bumper incorporates large intake-like scoops and honeycomb accents. The std. SUV silhouette does include aero treatments with a very average drag coefficient of 0.28. All trims come with a body color roof, black roof rails, and 19-inch alloys. The Statement package adds a panoramic fixed-glass roof, premium LED headlamps with Volkswagen’s Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) and power-folding side mirrors with puddle lamp signature. The Gradient package (sold on top of the Statement package) upgrades to 20-inch alloys, black roof, and silver roof rails and accents. 2021 VW ID.4 Interior VW’s first fully-electric SUV features includes a 99.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. Legroom is a comfortable 41.1 inches for front passengers and 37.6 inches in the rear seat. Cargo volume is 30.3 cubic feet behind the second row, and 64.2 cubic feet with the seats folded. This is very similar to the RAV4 Prime’s and Mustang MachEs 101.3/33.4 and 101/29.7 cu. ft. of passenger/cargo volume respectively. The 5.3-inch digital driver display replaces the traditional instrument cluster and is operated with touch-sensitive controls on the leather-wrapped multifunction heated wheel. Three tiles show the most important information, with the display for battery status and range underneath. The traditional gearshift is replaced by a large rocker switch on the right of the display, and a control panel to the left of the wheel integrates the lighting functions, including auto headlamps. A 10-inch Discover Pro touch infotainment display is located in the middle of the dash and angled slightly towards the driver. This screen can be configured to driver preference, and manages the standard navigation system, all telematics, entertainment, driver-assistance systems and vehicle settings. The Statement trim includes a 12-inch display. Menus can be moved using gesture control, simply swiping one’s hand in front of the screen. Sliders for volume and temperature adjustment are located on the inclined surface below the display. The ID.4 features a light strip below the windshield. The wheel, column, and the housings for the display and control panels in the doors are finished in Piano Black. Seats in the ID.4 are finished in black cloth on entry models and Lunar Gray or Galaxy Black leatherette on models with the upscale Statement package. Entry ID.4 models feature six-way adjustable seats with power recline, while the Statement package adds 12-way power seats, with massage lumbar and memory, and 30-color ambient lighting. ID.4 offers a range of comfort and convenience features including rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone auto-climate, and keyless entry. The ID.4 features a standard heated wheel, heated side mirrors and washer nozzles, and, on AWD models, a heated windshield. The Statement trim adds SiriusXM satellite radio an adjustable trunk floor, and a power tailgate with Easy Open & Close. To complete the high-tech package, ID.4 offers standard wireless charging, wireless App-Connect, and VW Car-Net with WiFi. 2021 VW ID.4 Chassis The ID.4 chassis and body are made from steel. The front suspension is a strut-type and anti-roll bar. outback, the ID.4 uses a multi-link. A curb-to-curb turning radius of 33.5 feet is a highlight. The ID.4 features discs up front and drums out back. What??? 2021 VW ID.4 Drivetrain Begins with the Battery The first models - ID.4 1st Edition and ID.4 Pro – include an 82kWh (~ 70+ kWh useable) traction battery comprised of 288 cells in 12 modules that is positioned in the underbody to create a low center of gravity. The pack can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in just under 40-minutes at a maximum 125 kW on a CCS DCFC. From an 11 kW L2, the ID.4 can charge at 33 miles in an hour, and charges to full from flat in 7.5 hours. A rear-mounted AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor with 201 hp and 228 lb-ft of torque provides the propulsion. The news however is not that the ID.4 has a very average 250-miles range, it is that new owners will receive three years of unlimited charging sessions within the Electrify America network at no additional cost. Electrify America is the nation’s largest DC fast charging network with more than 2,000 DC fast chargers, including a newly completed cross-country route to take electric vehicle (EV) drivers from Washington D.C. to L.A. Beginning in 2022, the ID.4 will be produced at the U.S. VW Chattanooga Assembly Plant. Volkswagen anticipates investing another $800 million in the Chattanooga factory for the production of BEVs. Once production starts in the U.S., VW plans on offering a localized version of the ID.4 priced around $35,000. 2021 VW ID.4 Safety The ID.4 includes front, and side curtains. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are also standard. An extruded aluminum frame protects the battery system against damage in the event of a crash, and a replaceable aluminum underbody panel protects the battery against road debris. Additionally, the battery is also disabled if the vehicle is involved in a serious accident. All ID.4 models include Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring; Blind Spot Monitor; Rear Traffic Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control; Lane Keeping System; Travel Assist; and Emergency Assist, the ID.4 includes Dynamic Road Sign Display; Park Distance Control; and High Beam Control. The 2021 ID.4 is on sale now, with pricing for the RWD ID.4 Pro starting at $39,995 before the Federal tax credit of $7,500 if the owner qualifies. The ID.4 1st Edition carries an MSRP of $43,995. A 302-hp, electric AWD variant will follow in early 2021.