Volkswagen expands its ID.4 range of electric cars

New entry-level VW ID.4 electric vehicle (EV) now eligible for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant (PIVG)

By
Ian Osborne
May 14, 2021
Category:
EV Life

Volkswagen has expanded its ID.4 range of battery electric sports utility vehicles (SUVs) with City and Style variants. The new City model also represents the new entry point into the ID.4 range and qualifies for the Plug-in Vehicle Grant (PIVG). This brings the car’s on the road starting price down to £32,150.

Both models bring the option of ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ battery and motor specifications. The Pure option comes with 52kWh battery which delivers 148 metric horsepower. The Pure Performance model uses the same size battery but this set-up delivers 170 metric horsepower.

With both models using the same 52kWh battery they offer a similar range. This up to 213 miles (343km) across both City specifications and up to 211 miles (340km) for the Style variants.

The ID.4 ‘Pure’ and ‘Pure Performance’ specifications can both charge up to 137 miles of range from a 100kW rapid charger in just 30 minutes. A  7.2kW home charger takes around seven and half hours to fully charge the battery. Charging up to 80 percent using a DC, CCS charge point takes 38 minutes.

When it comes to price the City Pure ID.4 has the bonus of being eligible for the government’s Plug-in Vehicle Grant (PIVG). This brings the on-the-road price down to £32,150. The City Pure Performance is priced at £36,030, the Style Pure at £38,150 and the Style Pure Performance at £39,530.

Sarah Cox, head of marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “As our family of all-electric and net carbon-neutral ID. models grow, there’s a car suitable for most budgets and requirements.

“Hot off the heels of the ID.4 winning the World Car of the Year title we are delighted to launch the entry-level ID.4 City, which is eligible for the Government’s plug-in vehicle grant, and that makes electric SUV ownership accessible to even more people.”

In the coming months, Volkswagen UK will also open the order books for the new ID.4 GTX. This will be their first fully electric high-performance model. The new GTX badge represents a new sub-brand of sporty all-electric models that introduce all-wheel-drive to the ID. range.

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