This is good news for Volkswagen.
Late last year, Volkswagen's first electric SUV arrived in the form of the ID.4. Yesterday, Volkswagen showed that the car is capable of sustaining long journeys by completing an epic 6,700-mile road trip. But while some electric cars have disappointed us once the EPA has tested their range, Volkswagen's road trip and range claims are more than just marketing. The EPA has released its evaluation of the ID.4 Pro's range, and we're happy to report that the agency has confirmed that the SUV will manage 260 miles on a single charge. This applies to 82 kWh rear-wheel-drive models, while the ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition variants will do an EPA-estimated 250 miles.
The EPA's official figures for the rear-wheel drive ID.4 Pro claim that the SUV will manage 107 MPGe in the city, with 91 MPGe estimated for highway driving. On the combined cycle, the EPA says that you will achieve figures of 99 MPGe. The Pro S and 1st Edition models, on the other hand, achieved figures of 104/89/97 MPGe on the same city/highway/combined cycles.
Those are impressive figures, and with Volkswagen claiming that the rear-mounted AC permanent-magnet synchronous motor produces 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, it should be plenty of fun to drive too, as one Tanner Foust has previously demonstrated.
The ID.4 seems to be helping Volkswagen get its electric future off to a good start then, and we cheekily note that it's good to see that Volkswagen's days of misrepresenting its powertrain efficiency seem to be behind it. Volkswagen is certainly going all out to convince the car-buying public that its offerings are a better bet than those of competitors and is offering the ID.4 with three years of unlimited Electrify America charging. There's no doubt that the ID.4 proving efficient will be a big part of its success, and with Volkswagen betting everything on its new EVs, we're glad to see that the brand should have a great future in America.