Kicking off Volkswagen’s renewed electrical car offensive within the United States is the ID 4, a small crossover that can sit on a brand new dedicated EV platform. And it’ll be right here earlier than it, with the primary U.S. deliveries scheduled to start earlier than the tip of the 12 months. Ahead of its arrival, VW is revealing a couple of extra particulars on the ordering course of.
Following within the footsteps of different electrical automobiles, the Volkswagen ID Four shall be obtainable for pre-order. Interested patrons will have the ability to make a completely refundable $100 deposit to get the method began. This reservation holds your spot in line to order one in every of these EVs. Another $400 deposit locks in your configuration along with your most well-liked dealership, though that is finally refundable as properly. You’ll have the ability to observe your reservation each step of the best way on-line.
Oddly sufficient, Volkswagen isn’t actually aiming to steal Tesla’s piece of the pie. Instead, VW thinks the ID Four will attraction to the likes of present RAV4 and CR-V drivers. The automaker goals to make electrification extra accessible, and we hope the ID 4’s value displays that aim. As we’ve mentioned earlier than, pricing for the model is likely to hover around $30,000—after a federal tax credit score of $7,500. VW says that 99 % of its vendor community to date has signed up for the ID 4, so count on to see the model promote the EV crossover throughout the nation.
The ID Four shall be imported from Europe first. Eventually, VW’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will produce copies destined for the U.S. market. We’ll be taught extra particulars concerning the Volkswagen ID Four subsequent month.
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