When is it time to replace your Volkswagen ID.4 battery under warranty?
Volkswagen has set itself the goal of being CO2-neutral by 2050. In his “Way to Zero” program, 70% of all new Volkswagen cars in Europe are to be fully electric by 2030. powered vehicles in its North American lineup, too.
Despite being a latecomer in the EV game, Volkswagen has made inroads into the EV market with offerings like the VW ID.4, which won the 2021 World Car of the Year award. The ID.4 SUV is slightly smaller than the brand’s Tiguan SUV. However, the EV design is more efficient, so the ID.4 offers about as much interior space as the Tiguan.
Consumers planning to purchase an electric vehicle may be wondering about powertrain maintenance and warranty information. Finally, there is no need to change the oil, but what about battery maintenance and warranty? There can also be concerns about range and charging location. Let’s take a look at some concerns you might have and when to change your battery under warranty with the ID.4.
Consumer adoption of electric vehicles has been slow, and for some very good reasons. Range anxiety is something that has deterred many consumers from adopting EV technology. The fear is that the car’s battery will run out and they won’t be near a charging station. Since you can’t exactly fill a gas can with electricity to charge your vehicle, this is definitely a legitimate concern.
Another problem is the lack of charging infrastructure. There are usually only a few kilometers between the gas stations. However, depending on your location, there can be up to hundreds of kilometers between charging stations. So if you only have 50 miles left before your vehicle runs out and the nearest charging station is 100 miles away, you’re stranded.
Another problem is battery degradation. We have all experienced battery degradation in our laptops, phones, and other electronic devices. As a result, consumers have expectations of batteries, and replacing the batteries in an electric vehicle can be costly. However, almost all electric vehicles come with a warranty that will replace your battery if it starts to deteriorate.
Battery guarantee for the ID.4
One of the most important aspects of your vehicle warranty with an electric vehicle is the battery warranty. Corresponding Kelly Blue Book, the ID.4 is guaranteed for eight years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first, specifically for the high-voltage battery. The Volkswagen ID.4’s decently sized 82kWh battery could easily surpass 300,000 to 400,000 miles before deteriorating. The bigger battery means you have more life.
Most EV manufacturers guarantee that an EV will retain 70% of its charge capacity during the eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty. If it reaches a reduced capacity during this time, Volkswagen will replace the battery free of charge.
Technical data of the ID.4
The ID.4 makes 201 hp with a single rear engine, but 295 hp with the twin-engine, all-wheel-drive model. Towing capacity for this small SUV is an impressive 2,700 pounds. Acceleration is relatively slow compared to other electric vehicles. The ID.4 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds, but jumps to 5.4 seconds with the twin-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration.
The rear-wheel-drive ID.4 Pro S is EPA rated at 104 mpge city and 89 mpge highway, with a range of 268 miles per charge. Meanwhile, the rear-wheel-drive Pro model is rated at 107 mpge city, 91 mpge highway and up to 280 miles of driving per charge.
Battery issues are a common concern for consumers who are reluctant to switch to electric vehicles. Volkswagen understands this and is offering a very generous guarantee with the ID.4 to convince consumers who are still between electric vehicles.
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