Car and driver Recently, they came into contact with the new Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition, and passed the publication’s real-world 75 mph highway endurance test. They compared the results with those of the competitor Tesla Model Y, but the tests were conducted at different temperatures.
The 2021 ID.4 they tested was tested for 190 miles. EPA estimates that combined city and highway driving will reach 250 miles. This is about 25% reduction, which is not bad considering that this is only a road test. Testers for the publication also measured 82 MPGe on the highway, which is less than the 89 MPGe estimated by the EPA.
The ID.4 they use is a rear-drive model with 201 horsepower because it is currently the only available model in the United States. It has an 82 kWh battery pack (77 kWh available). The all-wheel drive version of ID.4, with a power of about 300 hp, will be released in the United States in later production.
Tesla Model Y long range Car and driver In the same test, the test completed 220 miles with an average of 94 MPGe. It has AWD and 80.5 kWh battery pack. However, for Tesla, this is not a big victory, because its EPA has a range of 326 combined driving and 117 MPGe (highway). This will raise some questions about the EPA’s Model Y estimate. Also, it is important to know that ID.4 was tested within 40 degree days, while Model Y was tested within 75 degree days. Cars and drivers pointed out that they hope that ID.4 can perform better in warm weather.
For more information on the publication’s 75 mph highway test:
“We ran all tests on the 200-mile round-trip on Michigan I-94 at a GPS-verified speed of 75 mph. Our consistent procedures included filling procedures in an orderly manner, following specific routes, using cruise control, And set the climate control to the same temperature (automatically 72 degrees). We will also correct the error of the odometer, and will not test under strong wind, heavy rain or additional passengers. In case of excessive traffic or Under abnormal conditions, we will suspend the operation and try again.”
“We follow the same procedure for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles. In addition to these, we have other steps, including ensuring that the battery is fully charged before starting, and recording the kilowatt-hour (kWh) required after the battery is fully charged. ) Drive circuit.”