Watch the VW ID.4 GTX silently reach its top speed on the motorway
We’re used to electric cars making headlines for insane acceleration stats. In fact, it could be said that the automotive community is going a little bit numb when it comes to EV performance. It’s important to remember that, just like the internal combustion engine, some machines are built for insane speeds, but much of the world rolls through life in slightly less dramatic life.
The Volkswagen ID.4 certainly falls into the less dramatic area, but the EV version of less dramatic is still not boring. This new video from Car man TV has the high-quality GTX model with front and rear engines for a combined output of 295 hp (219 kilowatts), and as we can see, it has no problem moving on unrestricted sections of the German autobahn. VW claims the ID.4 GTX will reach 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and towards the end of the video we see just that in a subsequent acceleration run. It’s not a record, but this 2.5-ton crossover has no problem getting up to speed.
Stay on the gas and Volkswagen says the ID.4 GTX will reach a regulated top speed of 180 km / h (112 mph). With an open stretch of unrestricted highway, this clip puts that number to the test and the VeeDub doesn’t disappoint with a stated top speed of 185 km / h (115 mph). It won’t challenge the record of the Porsche Cayenne at the Nürburgring, but for an everyday driver with room for five and an electric range of 300 miles, it’s not too shabby at all.
Of course, such a stab of the accelerator will significantly reduce the 300 mile range. Our colleagues at InsideEVs recently reported on an ID.4 GTX range test that returned 283 miles at a speed of 90 km / h (56 mph). That’s close to the WLTP rating, but at 120 km / h (75 mph) the range drops to 205 miles.