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Volkswagen ID.4 Official Thread

Discussion in 'Volkswagen AG Hybrids and EVs' started by Tideland Prius, Sep 6, 2020.

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    Another interesting review only this time it's a Japanese review with some serious details.

    Partial translation:
    " The Japanese specification can be selected from a model equipped with two types of batteries in this body. The 52kWh "Lite Launch Edition" and the 77kWh "Pro Launch Edition" have a cruising range of 388km and 561km, respectively, in WLTC mode. Vehicle weights are 1950kg and 2140kg respectively, largely due to the difference in battery weight (52kWh is 344kg, 77kWh is 493kg).

     This battery sits on a floor pareto with a built-in cooling circuit to maintain a stable environment of 25 degrees. Cooling is important because the battery is the heart of the BEV and heat management can make a difference in life and charging speed. Volkswagen guarantees that the vehicle will retain more than 70% of its capacity even after eight years or 160,000 km."

    More:
    " The 150kW (204PS) / 310Nm motor connected to the rear axle is called a permanent magnet synchronous type, and is highly efficient due to the way the copper wire is wound. The entire unit, including the control system, is made as light as 90kg. It is so compact that it can be boasted in a sports bag, and it is characterized by a large degree of freedom in layout."

    Read it here:
    【試乗インプレ】フォルクスワーゲンの新型「ID.4」、バッテリEVも“らしさ”が感じられる仕上がりだった / - Car Watch

    Interesting that VW reports the 82 kWh battery has a net 77 kWh on their specification website.(https://media.vw.com/assets/documents/original/13028-2021ID4RWDTechSpecsFinalv3addedSteeringRatio.pdf)
     
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Yes. The gross is 82kWh and net is 77kWh.
     
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    Wonder if that thing will ever get here while it's popularity is in vogue. Remember how long it took the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to arrive?
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    VW hasn't pushed back the release date yet. If they do, it will likely be the same reason as with the Outlander, selling everyone made elsewhere.

    As of now, it's sometime this year. Which follows the ID.4 release schedule of being a year behind Europe availability.
     
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    Good news, as of Tuesday, 18 April 2023, The Treasury Department clarified that the locally built ID.4 fully qualifies for the full $7,500 EV Tax Credit because they finally established what makes a SUV different from a car.

    All 2023 VW ID.4 models qualify for top $7,500 EV tax credit

    This means the ID.4 is a SUV under their rules, which means it fits under the $80,000 price cap.