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Volkswagen’s ID.4 electric crossover goes official with its EPA range estimates

Volkswagen’s second all-electric vehicle, the ID. 4 is coming to U.S. showrooms soon, and we now have an official EPA rating of just how far it will travel on a single charge. Electric crossover shoppers should be delighted to hear the 2021 Volkswagen ID. 4 is capable of delivering 250 miles of range from its 87.5 kWh battery pack. And just earlier this week, we received the official EPA ranges for the complete 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E lineup.

Exactly double the range its previous EV offered (e-Golf), the 250-mile range is a significant and welcomed advancement from the folks in Wolfsburg. Reservations for the first allotment of the ID. 4 — set for delivery in the early months of 2021 — are already spoken for. However, VW’s consumer site informs us that we can expect wide availability come middle of the year. The ID. 4 will also be available in all 50 U.S. states at launch.

With a starting price of $39,995, the ID. 4 offers a strong dollar-per-mile value when compared to others in its class. Clearly there is a lot more to weigh when purchasing a new vehicle, but range and price are two of the leading factors when shopping EVs. Looking at range and MSRP, we breakdown the least-expensive option from electric crossovers on sale or coming to market soon.

  • Tesla’s least expensive Model Y (AWD Long Range) will set you back $153.35 per mile of range
  • In base trim, the VW ID. 4 Pro RWD costs $159.98 per mile of range
  • Ford’s least-expensive Mustang Mach-E Select RWD costs $186.50 per mile of range
  • In an entirely separate class, the Jaguar I-Pace S costs $298.51 per mile of range

These figures are based on current MSRP information and do not figure in potential federal tax incentives, which Ford, Jaguar, and VW customers may be eligible to redeem.

By this time next year, we’ll have five electric crossovers available, when the Nissan Ariya joins the bunch. While we’re clearly fans of this expanded availability, we are exceptionally enthused that customers will have a wide range of equipment and design to consider through their shopping journey.

Does the VW ID. 4 pique your interest and is 250 miles of range enough to fulfill your needs? Let us know in the comments section below.

Written by Samanthan Rutherford

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