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Volkswagen’s electric vehicle sales have been skyrocketing in 2021. Volkswagen hasn’t always been the most eco-friendly automaker. Now it seems the company is changing for the better. Volkswagen is selling more electric vehicles than most automakers.

Volkswagen hybrids and EVs are on fire

The Volkswagen ID.3 | Sean Gallup via Getty Images

VW’s electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are on fire (thankfully not literally). Volkswagen has committed to producing more eco-friendly vehicles, and it is paying off in a big way. Volkswagen was once one of the most resistant automakers when it came to disclosing emission reports and reducing carbon emissions. Now the company has even invested in building a network of electric charging stations.

Electric Volkswagen sales have increased drastically. According to InsideEVs, plug-in hybrid sales are up over 204% from last year. Battery electric vehicle sales are up over 165% from last year. Volkswagen’s electric vehicle sales are set to destroy its last year’s electric vehicle sales record. The majority of sales come from European ID.3 and ID.4 models.

How many electric models does VW have?

Volkswagen ID.3 electric cars stand on display outside the "Gläserne Manufaktur".
Volkswagen ID.3 models | Sean Gallup via Getty Images

The only Volkswagen electric vehicle currently available in America is the Volkswagen ID.4. The ID.4 is a fully electric SUV. It is considered one of the better electric vehicles this year. The ID.4 trails behind other popular electric vehicles like the Hyundai Kona Electric and Ford Mustang Mach-E. Volkswagen also produced a hatchback, the ID.3 in Europe that has been making waves for the company internationally. Hopefully, the ID.3 will make its way to America soon.

The Volkswagen ID.4 is estimated to travel 250 miles on a full charge. It has a comfy interior cabin and handles well. The ID.4 is the only electric vehicle in the Volkswagen lineup, but the automaker plans to add several other EVs before the decade is over. The ID.BUZZ, an electric updated version of the Volkswagen Microbus, will begin production in 2022. The ID.BUZZ will be sold first in Europe, but this could mean that the U.S. will also get a similar electric version of the Microbus.

Is the ID.4 any good?

ID.4 SUV electric cars are ready for delivery at the customer centre of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on March 26, 2021.
The Volkswagen ID.4 | Ronny Hartmann / AFP via Getty Images

The Volkswagen ID.4 is far from the most exciting EV on the market. That being said, it is competent in its own right. It comes with the novelty of being one of the few fully electric SUVs on the market. Its interior is lackluster yet efficient. Volkswagen has successfully created a decent electric SUV that consumers are responding well to.

Volkswagen ID.4 front-wheel drive models make 201 horsepower, but a stronger all-wheel drive model is set to release soon. The most impressive part of the electric SUV is its 250-mile battery range. The ID.4 is a decent electric SUV and a solid effort by VW. Is it a good electric SUV starting at $41,190? Sure. Personally, I’d much rather spend a few thousand more on the exciting Ford Mustang Mach-E. Still, Volkswagen’s charge toward the electric future is admirable.


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