The Volkswagen ID.4 is an electric SUV that’s making major waves in the European market. The ID.4 can rival electric SUVs like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y. Is the Volkswagen ID.4 available in America?
Is the Volkswagen ID.4 available in the United States?
According to Car and Driver, the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 will be available for American consumers. The 2022 model year is exclusive to Europe. The ID.4 has been a success. It has proven that Volkswagen can produce a competitive electric vehicle. This is especially important for the automaker because of VW’s infamous history of producing carbon emissions.
Volkswagen was at the center of Dieselgate, a scandal where the automaker misrepresented its carbon emissions. Volkswagen showed no interest in reducing carbon emissions years ago. Today, the German automaker seems to be at the forefront of the effort to transition from a market dominated by gas-powered vehicles, to an industry where there are just as many (if not more) EVs.
The brand has even developed its own charging network in the United States called Electrify America. Volkswagen has already spent billions of dollars on its Electrify America subsidiary. Why? Simple, the electric vehicle market is growing substantially. Globally, EVs are responsible for more of the total new vehicle market share than ever before. Forbes claims that “battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales will reach a market share of 60% in Western Europe by 2030.
The automaker that produces the most popular electric vehicle in Europe in the years to come will experience extreme financial gain as EVs become more popular. The Volkswagen ID.4 has as much of a chance as any vehicle to become the most popular EV in Europe consistently.
The Volkswagen ID.4 can compete with the best of ’em
The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro starts at $41,230. It has 245 miles of driving range. The ID.4 Pro S starts at $45,730 and achieves 280 miles of driving range. The base model makes 201 horsepower, almost as much power as a RAV4. Volkswagen’s most capable ID.4 makes 295 horsepower.
The Volkswagen ID.4 got an incredible 5/5 predicted owner satisfaction score from Consumer Reports. It got an 83/100 on CR’s road test. The electric SUV scored a 96/100 for driving experience and a perfect 100 for comfort.
Will the Volkswagen ID.4 take over America?
The Tesla Model Y was once the best-selling electric SUV in America. Today, the electric SUV is plagued by issues like affordability and availability. The Model Y is currently only available in Long Range and Performance trims in America. The more affordable Long Range trim starts at $62,990 (yikes).
The VW ID.4’s greatest competition in America may be the popular Ford Mustang Mach-E. The 2021 model year has won multiple awards from automotive publications and the 2022 model year has only improved. Will Volkswagen’s electric SUV conquer Europe, America, and the world?
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