The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover is officially the 2021 World Car of the Year. It won the crown against an eclectic mix of hatchbacks, sedans, coupes, and SUVs, including the Toyota GR Yaris, Audi A3, BMW 4 Series, Kia K5, and Mazda MX-30, to name a few. This year, the jurors had an extra three weeks to test drive each … Continue reading
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During the ad breaks on "Saturday Night Live," many of Tesla's rivals, including Lucid Motors, Ford, and Volkswagen, took the chance to plug their electric vehicles.
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At least five of Tesla’s competitors bought ad time during Saturday Night Live hosted by Elon Musk, using the billionaire’s appearance to sell their own. non-Tesla EVs. Commercials for the Audi E-tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID 4, and Lucid Air all aired within the first 30 minutes of SNL. Lucid Motors, a company founded by Peter Rawlinson, the former head engineer of the Tesla Model S who frequently clashes with Musk, teased its commercial earlier in the week. It was its debut commercial for the Lucid Air, a claimed 500-mile EV due later this year. Guess who is making an appearance during #SNL tomorrow? #LucidAir #Firstto500 pic.twitter.com/aXquKSEND6— Lucid Motors (@LucidMotors) May 7, 2021 In his opening monologue,... Continue reading…
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German automaker Volkswagen presented its newest ID.4 GTX at a digital world premiere at Berlin Tempelhof Airport. The VW ID.4 GTX is the brand’s first high-performance EV with dual electric motors and a standard electric all-wheel drivetrain. “We are adding a new dimension of sportiness and dynamics with the ID.4 GTX,” said Ralf Brandstätter, CEO of the Volkswagen Brand. “The … Continue reading
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German automaker Volkswagen is fielding its newest ID.4 electric crossover in the National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) Mexican 1000 race in the Mexican Baja peninsula. Most people are not aware that a Meyers Manx – an off-road dune buggy based on the iconic VW Beetle – won the inaugural NORRA Mexican 1000 back in 1967. And now, it’s the VW … Continue reading
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Volkswagen's electric crossover is competing in the Mexican 1000.
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Plus, the adorable Honda E wins World Urban Car.
Honda, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche win awards in other World Car categories.
The 2022 VW ID.6 is the newest member of the German carmaker’s all-electric ID family. It recently debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show and will only be sold in China. The latest VW ID.6 is the first all-electric vehicle that Volkswagen made for a specific market. “With the new ID.6, we are laying the foundations for at least 50 percent … Continue reading
This trim of VW's all-electric SUV can go up to 260 miles on a fully charged battery and returns up to 107 MPGe.
The next version of Volkswagen’s 2021 ID.4 all-electric crossover has had its official EPA range figures confirmed, and it’s actually better news for miles-per-charge if you missed out on the ID.4 1st Edition. Reservations of the very first examples of the MEB-based electric car began back in September 2020, with all the EVs earmarked for the US promptly snapped up … Continue reading
Volkswagen is on a mission to shatter people’s misconceptions of range anxiety by engaging on an 18-day, 6,700-mile cross-country drive in its 2021 ID.4 all-electric crossover. The trip began in New York City in mid-March and ended last March 30 in Sacramento, California. “We proved exactly what we set out to do with this drive, which was to show that … Continue reading
Volkswagen has revealed just how many of its new ID.4 electric crossovers it has sold in the US, the EV which prompted a fairly disastrous April Fool’s joke in which the automaker insisted it was changing its name to “Voltswagen” in America. It’s clearly early days for the 2021 ID.4 in sales numbers, too, as the first of VW’s models … Continue reading
VW keeps teasing us with its all-electric Microbus, and if the latest Volkswagen roadmap is to be believed we’ve still got a couple more years to be patient through. Unveiled all the way back in January 2017, the ID. Buzz concept promised a reboot of the classic camper van, showcasing the then-new MEB electric platform and instantly finding itself with … Continue reading
Volkswagen has detailed its ambitious EV goals for the next decade, teasing more affordable electric cars and broader availability of chargers for models like the VW ID.4. The automaker set out its technology roadmap for batteries and charging at VW Power Day today, looking to address some of the key concerns and tech challenges between now and 2030. It comes … Continue reading
Automakers worldwide are still working to push the idea that range anxiety isn’t something EV buyers need to worry about. Most people drive less than 30 miles per day, meaning that even the electric vehicle with the shortest driving range can get you around for everything you need to do during the day. However, many automotive buyers still fear buying … Continue reading
Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Volvo, Porsche, and Polestar have each introduced new battery-powered models. So we hit the road with each of them.
America is not getting the all-new VW ID.3 electric hatchback, but Volkswagen offers the 2021 ID.4 electric crossover as a worthy consolation. Boasting a near 50:50 front and rear weight distribution, aerodynamic styling, and abundant safety features, the 2021 VW ID.4 solidifies its position as an electric car for the masses with its $41,190 (including $1195 destination fees) base price. … Continue reading
VW thinks its first mass-market electric car will make you give up gasoline.
Hyundai has unveiled its Ioniq 5 electric crossover. Compared with the VW ID.4, for example, it is twice as fast when charging.
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