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Volkswagen ID.4 2024: more power and autonomy to come

Larger wheels will appear on the menu, but let’s go quickly inside, because all Volkswagen ID.4,2024 will have a redeveloped gear selector and a redesigned steering wheel, as well as additional amenities depending on the version. A new Harman Kardon audio channel with nine speakers will be available in particular.

Electric car: we tested the autonomy of the new Volkswagen VW ID.4

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Development: On the highway, the charging network accelerates

The situation is improving but is not yet optimal, especially for the facilities to pay for several distributors. As we have seen, the motorway journeys should rather be short at the wheel of an electric car. As the battery solution which will offer 500 or 600 km of autonomy at 130 m/h is unlikely for the coming years, the possibility of increasing the number of fast charging stations is more.

“We are talking about quick recharge from 50 kW. The goal is that there are 60,000 in France at the end of the year. And we are off to achieve this goal. All energy suppliers install terminals. Total develops its network. The consortium ionity (created by Daimler, BMW, VW, Ford and Kia-Hyundai, editor’s note.) continues to develop … because demand is strong, “comments Fabien Laleuf, president of ABB France, the main manufacturer of terminals.

Especially since the 50 kW equipment is just a step. Now, some terminals are capable of delivering up to 350 kW per hour. Only problem: cars are not yet ready to take such power. But if a ZOE or an E-2008 was, it would only take six minutes to be recharged from 0 to 100%.

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Terminals every 50 km ?

Even if they cost several hundred thousand euros, the facilities are multiplying. “For an optimal situation, it would be necessary on the Recharge terminals every 50 km, as is currently the case with the service stations, claims the terminal manufacturer. But also that cars can indicate in real time the terminals available in a given perimeter, even if you get out of the highway to recharge at Lidl or Carrefour.»»

To date, the main challenge of the charging stations remains focused on the payment method. “The customer cannot have 3 or 4 subscription cards depending on the networks. There will be a standardization of payment systems and, finally, the possibility of paying with your smartphone or simply your bank card, ”concludes Fabien Laleuf.

Volkswagen ID.4 2024: more power and autonomy to come

The Volkswagen ID electrical multiserment.4 is about to receive significant improvements for 2024, its third full year on the North American market. Among other things, it will offer more power and autonomy than before.

Thus, the ID.4,2024 equipped with the 82 kWh battery will inherit a more muscular rear electric motor, the same as in the ID sedan.7 to come. It will go from 201 to 282 horsepower in its propulsion variant and from 295 to around 330 horsepower in that with full cog.

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We say “about” because the manufacturer has not yet confirmed the figure. Obviously, this power gain will make the ID.4 More competitive in the face of models such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia Ev6 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

Volkswagen also evokes increased autonomy. How much? It will be necessary to wait until the approach of the sale at the beginning of 2024 to discover it. Remember that it amounts to 443 or 410 km depending on the number of motor wheels.

There is no question either for the moment of the ID.4 entry -level equipped with the 63 kWh battery, which generates 201 horsepower and can travel up to 336 km with full recharge.

Good news also inside

Larger wheels will appear on the menu, but let’s go quickly inside, because all Volkswagen ID.4,2024 will have a redeveloped gear selector and a redesigned steering wheel, as well as additional amenities depending on the version. A new Harman Kardon audio channel with nine speakers will be available in particular.

More importantly, the copies with the big battery will contain a larger central screen measuring 12.9 inch accompanied by a revised infotainment menu, a more intuitive heating/air conditioning interface and backlit scroll bars, which promises to make use much less frustrating. We can’t wait to try it!

ID production.4 For Canada and the United States will always be exclusively at the Chattanooga factory, in Tennessee. Continue to follow The Auto Guide For more details including prices. Towards the middle of next year, the multisegment will be joined by said ID sedan.7 as well as the ID van. Buzz as 2025 models.