2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Vehicle

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  • Overview

    A silver 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is shown facing left.

    Are you ready to electrify your future? Automakers like Volkswagen are attracting more and more drivers to the all-electric lifestyle with stunning and sophisticated models like the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle. First introduced in 2021, the ID.4 electric vehicle marks a first for Volkswagen as the brand's debut global EV and its first all-electric SUV. So, how well does it usher the Volkswagen lineup into the future? You'll be pleasantly surprised.

    Starting at $41,230 before the available $7,500 federal tax credit, the 2022 ID.4 electric vehicle is a remarkable value across its lineup. Whether you opt for the Pro or Pro S with or without all-wheel drive, you'll discover that driving an EV doesn't have to cost a fortune. This affordability puts even more money in your wallet when you consider that the ID.4 electric vehicle's electric powertrain delivers an estimated range of up to 280 miles, giving you the freedom to explore every road ahead confidently.[b]

    The ID. 4 electric vehicle's impressive driving range sees a slight improvement for 2022, but the model's relative newness to the Volkswagen fleet means only minor updates for its second year on the road. For example, the ID. 4 electric vehicle's fast charging speed enjoys a boost in power from 125 kW to 135 kW. Volkswagen also improves energy usage and convenience by standardizing the ID. 4 electric vehicle's auto-hold brake feature on both trims. Beyond that, you can expect to find a well-equipped electric SUV that offers the versatility and performance you've come to expect from the Volkswagen lineup.

    201-209

    Horsepower (hp)

    280[b]

    Estimated Range (mi)

    12

    Screen Size (in)

    Starting at

    $41,230[a]

  • Performance

    A red 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S is shown from the rear driving on an open road.

    Rear-Mounted Motor

    The original Beetle shocked the automotive industry with its rear-mounted engine, a signature design element that returns on the 2022 ID.4 electric vehicle. Volkswagen mounts the ID. 4 electric vehicle's electric motor above the rear axle, sending torque to a single-speed automatic gearbox. This positioning optimizes the electric SUV's handling, stability, and traction. Opting for the ID.4 electric vehicle with all-wheel drive adds a second electric motor on the front axle, extending the SUV's capability and increasing its power output.

    Powerful Electric Performance

    The single motor setup, which is small enough to fit in a duffle bag, produces 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of near-instant torque. This power makes the ID.4 electric vehicle quick to accelerate and easy to maneuver without sacrificing efficiency. For example, the Pro trim with rear-wheel drive is rated for 121 MPGe in the city and 102 MPGe on the highway, while the Pro S makes 115 MPGe and 97 MPGe, respectively.[b]

    Opting for the ID.4 electric vehicle with all-wheel drive boosts the SUV's power and capability with the addition of the second electric motor. The dual-motor system churns out 295 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of near-instant torque, which explains its impressive launch from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.4 seconds. This system is even more remarkable because it optimizes efficiency by allowing the rear motor to handle everyday driving situations, leaving the front motor to instantly engage when tire slippage occurs, and traction is needed. This balance optimizes the ID. 4 electric vehicle's efficiency, with the Pro rated for 106 MPGe in the city and 96 MPGe on the highway, while the Pro S gets an estimated 100 MPGe and 90 MPGe, respectively.[b]

  • Charging

    A close up of the charging port in a 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is shown.

    Simplified Charging

    One of the biggest concerns about adopting an all-electric lifestyle is the ease of charging. Fortunately, Volkswagen makes charging the ID.4 electric vehicle easy with its standard Combined Charging System (CCS) socket that readies it for home or public charging. So, how easy is it to charge the electric SUV?

    Charging the ID.4 electric vehicle at home is as easy as plugging in your smartphone while you sleep. Once you get home for the evening, simply plug the ID.4 electric vehicle into its designated outlet. Its onboard Level 2 charger allows it to fully charge in as little as 7.5 hours, which means it will be ready to go first thing in the morning. When you're not recharging the ID.4 electric vehicle at home, you can enjoy the same results by using a public Level 2 charger.

    Ultra-Quick DC Fast Charging

    Fast-charging on the road is just as easy with the ID. 4 electric vehicle's fast-charging capability that sees an increase in speed from 125 kW to 135 kW for 2022. Volkswagen makes accessing fast-charging stations easier through its partnership with Electrify America, the largest open DC fast charging network in America. With your purchase of the 2022 ID.4 electric vehicle, you'll receive three years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC fast-charging stations.

    The Electrify America app allows you to manage your plan and locate charging stations along your route. Since Electrify America is constantly growing, you can expect to find plenty of stations within range. For example, the organization has 800 charging stations and over 3,500 DC fast-charging stations along cross-country routes that stretch from Jacksonville to San Diego and Washington D.C. to Los Angeles. By 2025, you can expect these stations to grow exponentially, with Electrify America promising over 1,700 charging stations with 9,500 ultra fast-chargers in the network.

  • Technology

    The infotainment screen is shown in a 2022 Volkswagen ID.4.

    A Modern Marvel

    The 2022 ID.4 electric vehicle is a modern marvel that ushers the Volkswagen lineup into an electric future. So it's only fitting then that the SUV offers a suite of cutting-edge technology to match. The heart of this technology is in the ID.4 electric vehicle's digital cockpit, where everything you need is accessible via digital displays or a simple voice command. For example, the ID.Cockpit display is located behind the steering wheel and is accessible using the touch-sensitive controls on the leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel. From the display, you'll see vital information like your range, speed, and battery status.

    Moving to the center dashboard is either a 10.0-inch Discover Pro touch infotainment display or a 12.0-inch Discover Pro Max infotainment display. The display is angled slightly toward the driver, optimizing visibility by reducing glare and improving accessibility. Through the screen, you can access your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration, navigate the fastest route via Volkswagen's navigation system, or turn the SUV into a mobile office or entertainment venue with the available Wi-Fi hotspot via Volkswagen Car-Net.

    Beyond the Wi-Fi hotspot, you'll find that Car-Net gives you greater control over the SUV when you're not in the driver's seat. For example, Car-Net Remote Access EV lets you remotely lock and unlock the doors, start and stop the battery, adjust the cabin's climate setting, search for charging stations, and find parking whether you're mere feet or hundreds of miles from your ID.4 electric vehicle. In addition, Volkswagen extends the feature's capability for 2022 by adding roadside assistance, giving you access to help in emergencies, whether you need a tow or lockout service.

    Advanced Safety Technology

    The ID. 4 electric vehicle's technology suite also includes an array of safety and driver-assist features that actively minimize the potential for collision. This technology starts with the ID.4 electric vehicle's standard IQ.Drive, which equips the SUV with tools like Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Rear Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control Stop and Go, Lane Assist, Emergency Assist, and Travel Assist. These features outfit the ID.4 electric vehicle with an extra set of eyes that alert you to potential collisions and help you keep the ID.4 electric vehicle safely in its lane and on the road in any condition. Other standard and available tools include Dynamic Road Sign Display, High Beam Control, and Park Distance Control, which uses ultrasonic sensors to help you navigate the ID.4 electric vehicle at low speeds like when parking.

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