Here’s Volkswagen’s first real electric car

The ID.4 is the first mainstream electric car from Volkswagen and it’s available at dealers now.

This is everything you need to know.


The VW ID.4 costs between $41,190 and $49,370, depending on the trim and whether you opt for the dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) version.


It also qualifies for a US Federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Buyers may be eligible for state credits too, depending on where you live.

The Pro S model has an EPA-certified range of 250 miles from its 82 kWh battery pack.

The ID.4 is powered by a 201-horsepower, 229 lb-ft rear-mounted electric motor. An AWD version with two motors is expected later in 2021.


The ID.4 can charge from 5 percent to 80 percent in 38 minutes at a 125kW DC fast charging station and comes with three years of free, unlimited charging at Electrify America DC fast charger stations.

Electrify America

That’s handy

There are some particularly clever design features on the ID.4, including this phone pocket behind the front seats.

“VW aims to overtake Tesla's [electric vehicle] volume by 2023, helped by its 19% Chinese market share.”

Michael Dean, Bloomberg Intelligence

An enormous sunroof makes the interior feel spacious and airy.

The interior has a modern, European feel, not unlike the Tesla Model 3.

Interested buyers can make a reservation for $100 on, with an additional $400 refundable deposit required upon ordering. Pickup is done at a local dealer. $3,579 is due at signing.

Volkswagen has sold other fully electric vehicles before, but the ID.4 is the first one designed from the ground up as an EV.

“VW has the most ambitious plans for [EV] sales among legacy automakers,” according to a Bloomberg Intelligence report, and the ID.4 is one of the first steps down that path.

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