VW ID.4 Arrives with 250-Mile Range and Affordable Lease
Volkswagen’s long awaited first EV destined to be built in America is finally official with the unveiling of the production version of the ID.4 compact utility. With limited sales starting in California before the end of the year, and nationwide after that, VW is pulling out all the stops to make the ID.4 appealing. Not only will the initial rear-wheel drive model have a respectable 250-mile range, but it will be available for a most reasonable lease of $379 per month, with three years of free charging to boot. Base price before federal and local incentives is $41,190. With a clean exterior and modern, yet cavernous interior with an ultra-low and mostly flat load floor, initially the ID.4 will be imported from Germany. Eventually, an all-wheel drive version, as well as a choice of battery ranges, will arrive when production starts at VW’s Chattanooga, TN assembly plant in 2022. The rear-wheel drive ID.4 has a single electric motor mounted in the rear with an output of 201-hp. The all-wheel drive variant will add a second electric motor and will have a total output of 302-hp. Using a DC fast charger, the ID.4 can reach 80% charge in 38 minutes.