The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV: The Complete Guide

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric SUV

Overview


Volkswagen AG, the Germany automotive group is one of the leading automotive companies in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry. Volkswagen has committed to an investment up to Euro 30 billion by 2023. It aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles by 2025 and launch up to 70 new EV models over the next 10 years.

With the launch of its electric vehicle ID. Family, VW is fast cementing a dominant position to become the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer by 2028, with the automotive behemoth planning to manufacturer 22 million electric vehicles. 

The automotive company currently has a number of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on sale, to include:



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The All-Electric VW ID.4 GTX SUV


The series production of the all-electric VW ID.4 commenced in August 2020 at the company’s factory in Zwickau (Germany). The ID.3 VW hatchback electric car is also manufactured at the same location. The pure electric ID.4 is a compact crossover, well suited for families, seeking practicality and ample interior space. The ID.4 GTX EV is the sportier performance version of the ID.4 variant.

The all-electric ID.4 SUV will be manufactured in the US in 2022 and is also expected to be manufactured in China. According to Thomas Ulbrich, a Volkswagen board member, “Given the major societal challenges of recent months, the successful start of ID.4 series production is an exception achievement.” The ID.4 is the second electric vehicle (EV) to use the bespoke MEB platform, after the all-electric ID.3.

The pure electric SUV can be charged at home via a dedicated home EV charging station. As most homes in the UK are single phase, maximum charging will be up to 7.4 kW. However, those with 3-phase supply can take advantage of the 11kW on-board charger. The VW ID.4 GTX EV is capable of rapid charging (125 kW) at public electric car charging points.

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric SUV
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
ID.4 GTX (from £48,510)
ID.4 GTX Max (from £55,540)

PROSCONS
Good electric rangeLimited exterior colour options
All-wheel drive as standardAvailable only in one battery size
11 kW on board charger/ 125 DC chargingCheaper electric SUV alternatives available

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (77 kWh)
Charging:125 kW rapid charging standard. 11 kW on-board charger
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1637
Width (mm):1852
Length (mm):4582
Wheelbase (mm):2769

ID.4 GTX
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):301 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):381 miles (city)
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):180.75
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:111 mph
0-62 mph:6.2 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (PS):299
Torque (Nm):460
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,224
Colours:5

ID.4 GTX Max
EV Battery Capacity:77 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):291 miles (combined)
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):363 miles (city)
Electric Energy Consumption (Wh/km):187.74
Charging:125 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 11kW AC)
Top Speed:111 mph
0-62 mph:6.2 seconds
Drive:All-wheel drive (AWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (PS):299
Torque (Nm):460
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):2,224
Colours:5

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric SUV
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric SUV
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric SUV
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

Volkswagen ID.4 GTX electric SUV
The All-Electric Volkswagen ID.4 GTX SUV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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