The ID 4 has a lower range of driving compared to the Tesla Model Y, which offers more than 300 miles (483 km).
Volkswagen hopes to compensate for this by offering the ID 4 at a lower price than the Tesla Model Y.
Customers can benefit more from the federal and state EV subsidies for which Tesla is no longer eligible.
(ID 4) comes with a starting price of $ 39,995, and the price will be about $ 5,000 lower once the company starts building it in the United States from 2022, Volkswagen said.
In comparison, Tesla’s Model Y is about $ 49,990, the Model X comes at $ 79,990, and the cheapest Tesla model – (Model 3) – is about $ 37,990. Dollars.
The CEO of Tesla said: It aims to build an electric car worth 25,000 dollars, but after three years.
The ID family is an integral part of the Volkswagen brand’s ambitious plan to build 1.5 million electric cars annually by 2025.
ID 4 in the US market aims to re-list Volkswagen once again on consumer shopping lists after the brand’s diesel emissions fraud scandal.
Scott Keogh, president of Volkswagen of America, told Reuters: The ID 4 will be the first electric SUV that can sell for about $ 35,000.
In addition to three years of free shipping through the Electrify America network, Volkswagen dealerships will be able to offer the ID 4 for a lower price than the Model Y from Tesla.
The ID4 launch is also testing Volkswagen dealers in the US, as the automaker asks them to invest in charging stations and other infrastructure, and tries to build capacity to sell online for electric cars.
The ID 4 is the automaker’s first electric SUV, and it was formerly known as (ID Crozz) when it was still a concept, and it is the second vehicle from the Volkswagen Group named (ID) electric cars to be sold in the United States and China. And Europe.
The ID vehicle family will not be the German company’s first foray into battery-powered engines, as VW’s Porsche recently unveiled its first fully electric sports car called the Taycan.
The E-Tron, the first battery-powered SUV from Audi, owned by the Volkswagen group, made its debut in 2018.
These cars are the spearhead in Volkswagen’s efforts to dominate the emerging electric car market.