EPA Confirms That The Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro Is More Efficient Than A Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD
Volkswagen announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency has certified the ID.4 AWD Pro electric vehicle as having 249 miles of range. The fancier ID.4 AWD Pro S, meanwhile, gets 240 miles of range.
That, unsurprisingly, is less than the RWD models, which make use of just one motor and have access to less horsepower. The ID.4 Pro has an EPA-estimated range of 260 miles, while the Pro S can get 250 miles on a charge.
Along with the ranges, the EPA certified the electric SUVs’ efficiency ratings. The ID.4 AWD Pro gets 102 MPGe in the city, 90 MPGe in highway driving, and 97 MPGe combined. The slightly more luxurious ID.4 AWD Pro S (which comes with big 20-inch wheels) gets 98 MPGe city, 88 MPGe highway, and 93 MPGe combined.
Those figures equip it well against, perhaps its most direct competitor, the Mustang Mach-E. Its AWD variant, gets 100 MPGe city, 86 MPGe highway, and 93 MPGe combined; the AWD Extended model, meanwhile, gets just 96 MPGe city, 84 MPGe highway, and 90 MPGe combined, per the EPA.
That said, the Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended gets up to 270 miles of range, a figure that is more likely to attract consumers’ attention than an efficiency figure.
The ID.4 AWD Pro and Pro S both make use of the same 82 kWh gross (77 kWh net) battery. They use a permanent-magnet synchronous motor at the rear and an asynchronous motor at the front. Together they combine to offer 295 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque.
Volkswagen says that at public charging stations with 125 kW charging, the ID.4 can go from five to 80 percent charge in just 38 minutes.
Pricing for the 2021 ID.4 Pro starts at $43,675 and it is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. The ID.4 AWD Pro S, meanwhile, starts at $48,175.