Volkswagen has presented the ID.4, its first fully electrically driven SUV generating zero local emissions. Its battery stores up to 77 kWh of energy (net) and enables ranges of up to 520 km. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and deliver a top speed of 160 km/h.
The ID.4 can be recharged with direct current to cover the next 320 km at a DC quick-charging station in around 30 minutes.
ID.4 customers will receive a vehicle that has been produced with a carbon-neutral balance.
The E-SUV’s operating concept does not depend on physical buttons and switches. It is based on two displays – one of which diagonally measures up to 12 inches and features touch functionality – as well as ‘Hello ID.’ natural voice control.
An augmented reality head-up display is optionally available to blend a host of displays with reality – for instance, navigation arrows telling drivers to turn off are projected onto the road surface in exactly the right lane.
Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen brand, says: “The ID.4 is an emotional all-rounder which will impress many customers with its efficient electric drive, generous amount of space, modern assist systems and powerful design.”
He adds: “As the first global electric car, this model will roll out our modular electric drive matrix platform that has been developed specifically for electric mobility the world over. Volkswagen is thus once again demonstrating its leading role in innovation, technology and quality on the high-volume market.”
With a length of 4.58 metres, the ID.4 uses Volkswagen’s modular electric drive matrix (MEB) architecture.
Following the compact ID.3, the ID.4 SUV is VW’s second fully electric model. The ID.4 will be gradually turned into an electrically driven, global car with plans to produce and sell the E-SUV not only in Europe, but also in China and later in the USA.
The Volkswagen brand will be investing eleven billion euros in electric mobility by 2024 as part of the Transform 2025+ strategy.