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Intro to Electric Vehicles

Do you know how easy it is to go the distance in an electric vehicle?

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Say goodbye to range anxiety, and hello to the open road

If you’ve been researching electric vehicles, you may have heard the term “range anxiety.” Sounds a little scary, doesn’t it? It refers to the worry of driving an electric vehicle with a low battery percentage, and not being able to find an available charger before the battery runs out.

Well, fear not: America’s public charging infrastructure is extensive and growing rapidly. Here’s what to know about EV driving range.

Modern EVs offer plenty of range
Today’s EVs give you the freedom to roam with confidence. The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 Pro electric SUV offers an EPA-estimated driving range of 275 miles.

What can impact range, and how do you gauge what’s available?
Range estimates can be lower in winter or higher in summer due to the effect of weather on batteries; other factors like your driving habits can affect the range estimate as well. But, good news, your EV will help keep you informed about available range. All you have to do is check the range estimate in your heads up display.

You’ll find more and more public chargers on the road.
America’s roadgoing experience is rapidly transforming to accommodate EV charging. One of the leaders in this shift is Electrify AmericaOpens an external link, a convenient and reliable network of DC fast charging stationsOpens an external link. Electrify America expects to have more than 1,700 total charging stations with over 9,500 chargers by the end of 2025 along major highways and cross-country routes, keeping you charged on road trips. The 2023 ID.4 comes with three years of 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America’s nationwide network of DC fast-charging stations— starting from your date of vehicle purchase.

You’ll have coverage for the unexpected.
If you own an ID.4 and find yourself running out of battery power while on the road, know that you’ve got Volkswagen Carefree Coverage at no additional cost. It includes VW Roadside Assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The future of electric is here.

The Volkswagen ID.4 EV is truly something to behold. With a striking, aerodynamic road presence and a spacious, comfortable interior, it'll transform how you think about electric cars. Best of all? You can reserve it right now.