Watch How the VW ID.4 Handles 1° Celsius Weather and Wet Roads

Youtube channel Battery Life set out to see how the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4 would fair as far as energy consumption and range at high speeds in winter weather. 

The compact electric crossover SUV is slated to compete directly with names like Tesla’s Model Y and Ford’s 2021 Mustang Mach-e. The ID.4 will be the first to arrive in the U.S. from Volkswagen’s upcoming family of all-new electric vehicles. In the video, Battery Life tests the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 1st Max at 110 and 130 km/h (about 70 to 80 mph).

Battery Life host, who simply goes by Chris, conducts the consumptions test as driver only with the heat on, during a 1° Celsius (34° Fahrenheit) day on what looks like a rather wet road. In order to see how the ID.4’s consumption changes with speed, he does two rounds on the highway.

The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has 250 miles of range according to official EPA estimates. The EPA specifies 97 MPGe and 35kWh/100 miles in the case of efficiency. During Battery Life’s real-world testing, they achieve a calculated range of 254 to 311 km (158 to 193 miles). Although Chris stops to reveal the consumption periodically, it’s hard to keep track. However, it appears to fluctuate from around 22 to 32kWh per 100 kilometers.

Check out the full video below to see Battery Life’s full winter consumption report on the Volkswagen ID.4:

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