That's about 10 miles (16 km) or 4% more than in the case of initially launched 1st and Pro S versions, which have a range of 250 miles (402 km), despite the same 82 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive.
We guess that the entry-level version is simply lighter. We are now waiting to get into the official EPA documents as the manufacturer's press release does not include all the details.
It's important to note that the ID.4 Pro version is also noticeably less expensive than the higher trim version Pro S:
- ID.4 Pro (82 kWh, RWD): $39,995 (MSRP)
- ID.4 Pro S (82 kWh, RWD): $44,495 (MSRP)
- ID.4 1ST Edition (82 kWh, RWD): $43,995 (MSRP)
"sold out the day the vehicle was launched"
Here is a brief comparison of the Pro and Pro S versions that reveals the differences in range, efficiency, and prices:
|EV Comparison Side-by-Side by InsideEVs|
|Model||2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro |
[A] / [B]
|2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S |
|Battery||82 kWh||0%||82 kWh|
|Combined||260 mi |
|4%||250 mi |
|City||266.8 mi |
|Highway||230.2 mi |
|Peak power||150 kW||0%||150 kW|
|EPA Energy Consumption (including charging losses)|
|Combined||99 MPGe: 340 Wh/mi (212 Wh/km)||2.1%||97 MPGe: 347 Wh/mi (216 Wh/km)|
|City||107 MPGe: 315 Wh/mi (196 Wh/km)||2.9%||104 MPGe: 324 Wh/mi (201 Wh/km)|
|Highway||91 MPGe: 370 Wh/mi (230 Wh/km)||2.2%||89 MPGe: 379 Wh/mi (235 Wh/km)|