A variant of the ID.4 with a 62 kWh battery (58 kWh usable) and an 82 kWh battery (77 kWh usable) will be constructed side by side when production of the vehicle starts in Tennessee, according to Volkswagen. Currently, imports of the vehicles are made from the German facility in Zwickau.
One crucial aspect of the announcement is the pricing, but in the US, the ID.4 with the larger battery starts at just over $40,000 and has a 280-mile range. According to rumors, the model with the smaller battery will have a starting price of about $35,000 and a range of about 200 miles. Customers may be looking at an entirely contemporary electric SUV at a net cost of around $27,500 after subtracting the federal tax credit.
One rear-mounted electric motor is most likely going to be used in the new entry-level variant. It is currently unknown if it will have the same power and torque as the rear motor utilized in the ID.4 with the larger battery pack. Volkswagen stated in an statement that more information about the locally made MY23 ID 4 EV will be released soon.
Given that a new automobile in America currently costs more than $47,000 on average, more Americans than ever before will be able to afford an electric SUV. The Chevy Bolt EUV is a comparable vehicle with a comparable pricing. It is smaller than the ID.4 but has a wider range.
A Volkswagen ID.4 model with an even smaller battery is available in Europe, but it won’t be offered in the United States. Volkswagen sources its battery cells for its US-built vehicles from the brand-new SK Innovation facility in Georgia. Tennessee production is anticipated to start in the third quarter of this year.
As people learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles and the expansion of fast charging locations while driving away from home, range is becoming less of a concern. At a time when everyone else is boasting about bringing cars to market with longer operational ranges, Volkswagen is taking a risk by giving buyers the option of a less priced car with less range. By the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, the first ID.4 SUVs built in the US ought to be available for purchase.
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