The Environmental Protection Agency now confirms that the rear-wheel-drive Volkswagen ID.4 Pro has a range of 260 miles (418 kilometers). That’s 10 miles (16 kilometers) more than the EPA’s 250 miles (402 kilometers) for the 1st and Pro S versions.
EPA numbers say the rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro gets 107 MPGe in the city, 91 MPGe on the highway, and 99 MPGe combined. For comparison, the Pro S gets 97 MPGe in combined.
The rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro is the entry-level model of the electric crossover. Its rear-mounted electric motor produces 201 horsepower (150 kilowatts). The lithium-ion battery has a gross capacity of 82 kilowatt hours and 77 kWh is usable. There is an 11 kW AC charger and a 125 kW DC charger.
Motor1.com colleagues at InsideEVs had the opportunity to test the actual lineup of an ID.4 First Edition. They drove 230 miles (370 kilometers) on a highway at 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour), and the vehicle’s display showed 2 percent of the remaining charge. This was in line with what the EPA estimated for the electric VW on the highway.
InsideEVs also had the opportunity to assess the burden of ID.4. The test found that the DC fast charge from 20% to 80% takes about 31 minutes.
The rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro starts at $ 39,995 (plus a destination fee of $ 920), but the model is eligible for a tax credit of $ 7,500. The model has a 10-inch infotainment screen, rather than the 12-inch screen of the Pro S.
VW is not yet offering details on the range of the all-wheel-drive version of the ID.4. It gains an electric motor at the front wheels. This increases the total power of the system to 302 hp (225 kW). Deliveries of this model begin in summer.