The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 All-Electric SUV Surprises The Car Pro
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, Texas's rank on the state hail damage list, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen's new all-electric SUV. Jerry started the discussion by saying that he has never found an electric car that would work for him in his daily life with how much he drives. However, this car is performing very well for him and he has thoroughly enjoyed it. The Car Pro went on to comment that Volkswagen is going all electric in their entire lineup, and that he doesn't think that they really have a choice. Jerry explained that, while they have never announced it publicly, he suspects that the government mandated that they go all-electric after their scandal where they lied about the emissions of their cars.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is a 5 passenger SUV with a 250 mile range, and can be charged in less than 5 hours, making it easy to recharge if you just plug it in when you get home. On top of this, Jerry said that during his test drives, the range number has been dropping by 1 for every 2 miles he drives, allowing him to get significantly more range than it even displays. "They did this one right," Jerry said. The ID.4 is very fast, has a ton of power when you step on the accelerator, and has 2,700 lbs. of towing capacity, which is the first time he has seen a number listed for an electric car. The car also has a very nice and futuristic all white interior, and comes with some cool features, such as it's automatic power. When you sit down in the cabin, the car starts itself automatically, and when you undo your seatbelt and close the door, it turns off by itself. Reynolds said, "I am some sort of impressed with this car, and I did not expect that to be the case." The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has a window sticker price of only $45,000, and with the $7,500 - $10,000 federal tax credit depending on where you live, Jerry said you can get that number way down.
The Car Pro also talked about several stories on his website carprousa.com, including a story where Reynolds explains How Lemon Laws Work, a story on the New All-Electric Hummer with a $105,000 starting point, and a story on State-by-State Hail Damage Claims, where Texas leads the way.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and listen to the full interview with Jerry Reynolds above.