The Volkswagen ID.4: A Breakthrough Electric Vehicle for All

August 8th, 2021 by

Your Guide to the New ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.4 is Volkswagen’s latest electric vehicle, and it’s a revolutionary step in Volkswagen’s quest to bring electrified cars to the mass market.

Vancouver Volkswagen has over 60 years of experience providing VW vehicles to the Vancouver area. The new electric ID.4 SUV is our latest and most innovative offering, giving  Vancouverites a powerful all-electric family ride, with VW support behind it.

The new electric vehicle, the Volkswagen ID.4, is set up for success from the start with its new MEB (Modular Electric Drive matrix) platform that will be used as Volkswagen’s main building block for all future EVs. With an expected range of over 400 kilometers on a single charge, the ID.4 is been designed to take you anywhere.

In this guide, we’ll take you through all of the technical specifications that come with the ID4, as well as some features that make it stand out from other cars on the market today.

Volkswagen ID4: Engine

The all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 lacks a combustion engine, but it does have an electric motor that can be charged at home or at a fast charger located in many public places.

With 400km of range, there is little chance of getting sidetracked when merrymaking or making weekend trips.

Single-Motor Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicle

The ID.4 line-up features the rear-wheel drive Pro trim, and the AWD Pro trim.

ID.4’s initial powertrain configuration offers 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of instant torque, both driven by an 82-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery.

The more powerful AWD Pro trim comes with an additional second electric motor that has approximately 302 horsepower by late 2021. This will determine approximately 2 seconds improvement in the segment’s 0-60 time.

In the single-motor Volkswagen ID4 vehicle, the estimated range is 400km.

ID.4 Speed

The ID.4 can reach up to 60 mph in a quick 7.5 seconds, quicker than its predecessor, the electric Volkswagen Golf.

Magnetic Motor Power

The all-new ID.4 2021 is powered by a single permanent-magnet electric motor that drives the rear wheels, generating 201 horsepower and 229 pounds-feet of torque.

ID.4 Suspension

For the ID.4, suspension consists of a subframe to mount the powertrain at the front and struts at the rear. Approximately 33.6 feet separate curb to curb within the turning circle.

Regenerative Braking

During its most aggressive regenerative mode, the ID.4 captures energy through its regenerative brake when it slows.

The four steering and accelerator modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Custom) vary slightly in their handling and responses. When releasing the brake pedal, the B mode replaces the easy rolling of Drive (Drive) with more regenerative braking. Slowly, the ID.4 gains forward momentum after lifting off the brake pedals.

Volkswagen ID.4 Battery

Power Pack

A large liquid-cooled battery pack is located under the passenger at the bottom of the floor. This pack consists of 288 lithium-ion battery pouch cells arranged in 12 modules for a total of 82 kWh of usable energy.

The ID.4 1st Edition’s weight is now 4,600 pounds owing to the battery pack, which weighs approximately 1,067 pounds.

Electric Battery Charging

When charged at 11 kW, it will charge from 5 to 80% in 38 minutes and. The electric SUV can also be charged at 125 kW using a public DC fast charger, like Volkswagen’s funded Electrify Canada network.

New owners of the Volkswagen ID4 electric vehicle can also receive 3 years of complimentary charging from Electrify Canada.

Those who wish to refuel their electric car motors on the road can find DC fast charging stations in Canada. The ID4 can be charged in just over an hour at a public DC fast charger. With the new ID.4, drivers will be able to enjoy a smooth and efficient driving experience even when the infotainment system is being used or when incoming calls are answered.

While on the road, make sure that you keep up good charging habits to avoid running out of juice.

Volkswagen ID.4 Interior

Touchscreen Device System

On the ID.4, an infotainment touchscreen measures 10.0 inches, and an optional Statement package can expand the display to 12.0 inches.

In the base trim level, a 10-inch touchscreen is provided, while the top-of-the-line Discover Pro Max displays occupy a 12-inch screen. Both screens can be customized to reflect different colors and designs, making them work like smartphones.

Users can also choose between Android Auto and Apple Inc. CarPlay if they don’t like the interface. Aside from seeing information about speed and car assistance, you can see information pertaining to the interior of the cockpit on the ID.4 display.

The touchscreen system’s menu is easy to see because it is high contrast, colorful, and easily readable.

Having the home button constantly on the left and the tabs that lead to the different screens occupy the same area, the driver never has to look away from the road to learn how to use the system.


The all-electric ID.4 is a five-seater with roomy accommodations, a comfortable cabin, and a spacious interior.

The interior of the ID.4 is quite functional and comfortable. Besides four-way lumbar adjustment, memory, and a massage function, VW’s leatherette (imitation leather) seats also has those features. A cloth front seat in the Pro trim base model has six-way adjustment.


There is a lot of space in the cabin. The ID.4 has an interior design with plenty of open space and isn’t as disorderly as the average SUV. Passengers in the front are more comfortable in this way.

Even though its compact size is impressive, the ID.4 offers impressive passenger space, good visibility, and good ride comfort. It also has the most comfortable back seat among compact electric cars.

Featuring excellent noise insulation and sturdy materials, along with a really nice fit and finish, the ID.4 is an excellent model you can put yourself, your kids, pets, and everything inside.

On the road, what makes the ID.4 stand out most is its spaciousness, wide storage areas, and removable cup holders in the front, as well as its flat back seat floor. The Statement package features a panoramic glass roof..

Also, the ID.4 has 2.6 more inches of headroom than a Honda CR-V and three inches more than a Toyota RAV4.

Leg Room

Despite the ID.4’s tall design, five adults can sit in comfort in the back seat, with 37.6 inches of leg room. Since the ID.4 does not have a transmission tunnel, the middle seats are more comfortable than conventional SUVs.


The center console, which has the door bins, is deep and capable of storing a lot of small items.

It is possible to create more legroom for passengers inside the VW ID.4 with the rear seats folded. The third row of rear seats can be folded forward, creating nearly flat space, allowing VW owners to add more than 30 cubic feet of legroom to 64.2 cubic feet of trunk space.

There is also a separate compartment beneath the cargo floor that is accessible by folding and sliding forward.

Cargo Space & Towing Capacity

The ID.4 has an impressive cargo space and towing capacity despite its short length and competitive occupant space.

There is a spacious cargo area under the liftgate with a bi-level cargo floor that makes loading merchandise easy. Compared to the standard 60/40 folding backseat, higher trim levels include a pass-through and a center armrest.

In contrast to other electric vehicles, the ID.4 lacks a front trunk, but in terms of overall volume, the ID.4 actually enjoys more cargo space overall.

For instance, a Ford Mustang Mach-E with a folded back seat has 59.7 cubic feet of cargo space, as opposed to 64.2 cubic feet for the ID.4, according to manufacturer specifications.

Climate Comfort

Climate comfort is another aspect where the ID.4 excels. The steering wheel and the seats are also heated, and you can add a driver-specific climate control system to save energy.

The Car-Net app allows you to remote precondition the cabin during driving. You don’t have to waste driving range by performing this.

Intuitive Light Bar

Inside the ID.4 interior, ambient lighting and acoustics inform you when calls are incoming, brake warnings are coming, and the charge status is changing.

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

With the ID.4, you’ll have quick access to a wide range of easy and convenient automatic features that will make your ride as hassle-free as possible. As a standard, the driver assistance features are designed to make the driving experience more convenient and comfortable. A list of the standard features included with the ID.4 can be found below.

  • Forward Collision Warning System
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Vehicle Blind Spot Warning
  • Active Rear Cross-Traffic Warning & Collision-Avoidance Assistance
  • Collision Avoidance System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Centering Assistance
  • Smart Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Automatic High-Beam Headlights
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Automatic Highway Driving Assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Travel Assist
  • Emergency Assist

Other Driver Assistance Features:

  • Navigation System
  • 5.3-Inch Reconfigurable Digital Gauge Display
  • Speed Assist Information
  • Drivers Assist Information
  • Intelligent Handling
  • Roadside Assistance

Other Smart Features:

  • ID Light – Intelligent Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Electric Sunshade
  • Rain Sensor Equipped Windscreen Wipers
  • Front Seats With Massage Function
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
  • VW Car-Net® App
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Wireless Charging
  • Telegraph Incoming Calls
  • Intuitive Start
  • Voice Control & VoiceRecognition Capability
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • 10.0-Inch or 12-Inch Infotainment Screen

Other Design Features:

  • Silver Roof Rails
  • Intuitive Light Bar
  • Premium LED Projector Headlights
  • Illuminated Door Handles
  • Black Roof
  • Silver Bumper Accents
  • LED Adaptive Headlights
  • Additional Features With the Gradient Package
  • Adjustable Floor Panel
  • Sirius XM and Premium Audio

Join the Future of Transport with the VW ID.4

The all-new Volkswagen ID4 is the ideal electric vehicle for transport in Vancouver and beyond. Our city’s many charging stations make battery concerns less impeding than ever. The aesthetically designed electric SUV with excellent aerodynamic elements is ideal for BC driving. Rock the new EV lifestyle with your own VW vehicle.

At Vancouver Volkswagen, we have the biggest inventory of ID.4’s in Canada, along with charging stations for home installation.

Looking for an electric private transport that has intelligent handling, quick charging, and a roomy interior? Reserve your very own Volkswagen ID.4 at Vancouver Volkswagen today!

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