Official Volkswagen ID.4 EPA Range: 400 km

2 years, 4 months ago - 26 November 2020, insideEVs
Official Volkswagen ID.4 EPA Range: 400 km
The efficiency numbers are also quite solid.

Volkswagen ID.4's estimated range of 250 miles (402 km) was officially confirmed by EPA for both the limited 1ST and standard Pro S versions. Let's recall that the car is equipped with a 82 kWh battery (77 kWh usable).

According to the EPA, we should also expect energy consumption of 97 MPGe - 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km), which is actually quite solid, considering that it's a crossover/SUV. It seems that Volkswagen did a decent job developing the MEB platform.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S EPA rating:

  • range of 250 miles (402 km)
  • energy consumption (including charging losses):combined: 97 MPGe - 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km)
  • city: 104 MPGe - 324 Wh/mi (201 Wh/km)
  • highway: 89 MPGe - 379 Wh/mi (235 Wh/km)

For comparison, the Tesla Model Y in AWD version (which is not a direct competitor, but rather a state-of-the-art efficiency example) has 30% more EPA range - 326 miles (525 km) - and 22% lower combined energy consumption - 270 Wh/mi (168 Wh/km). It's of course also much more premium, sporty and expensive (roughly $10,000 more based on MSRP and $17,775 effectively, deducting the federal tax credit).

Other than that, the Volkswagen ID.4 should be a major contender in the mainstream segment. 
The Kia Niro EV (e-Niro), which is slightly less expensive, has 239 miles (385 km) of EPA range (4.4% lower) and combined energy consumption of 301 Wh/mi (187 Wh/km) - 13% better than ID.4.

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