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Intro to Electric Vehicles

Why switch to an electric vehicle?

Intro to Electric Vehicles

Why switch to an electric vehicle?

4 minute read

From fast charging to driving fun, you’ll find plenty of reasons to go EV

It’s an exciting time to be considering an electric vehicle, as new EV models from Volkswagen and other automakers hit the market with a level of style, comfort, and practicality that was once solely the domain of gas-powered vehicles. Meanwhile, the American roadgoing experience is transforming itself to accommodate this new world of EVs. Here are seven reasons why you’ll want to switch to an electric vehicle today.

An EV produces zero direct emissions from driving.
Electric vehicles generate no direct tailpipe emissions, which means that choosing an EV over a conventional gas-powered vehicle can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

An EV can deliver plenty of driving range.
The EPA-estimated driving ranges for today’s EVs exceed the estimated average daily driving distance of U.S. drivers.  The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro electric SUV, for example, offers an EPA-estimated driving range of 275 miles. Learn more about EV driving range.

At-home charging can be faster than you might think.
While most EVs allow you to plug into a standard 120V outlet, for much faster charging you’ll want to get a professionally installed Level 2 (240V) charging unit like the HomeStation Level 2 Home ChargerOpens an external link with app control from Electrify Home. The ID.4 takes around 7.5 to 11.5 hours to recharge at a Level 2 charger. Learn more about charging times. 

Charging on the road is getting more and more convenient.
America’s public charging infrastructure is growing fast. Among the leaders is Electrify AmericaOpens an external link, a network of DC fast charging stationsOpens an external link located along major highways and cross-country routes nationwide. The 2022 ID.4 Pro can add about 70 miles of range in about 10 min at a public DC fast charger.

Charging at home can be cheaper than filling a gas tank.
The 2022 ID.4 can provide an estimated $4,800 in fuel cost savings over 5 years compared to the average gasoline vehicle

And by the way, an EV can be really fun to drive.
Saving money is great, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fun when driving. An EV’s electric motor delivers power to the wheels instantaneously, so there’s no need to rev it to get up to speed. You’ll experience maximum torque beginning at 0 RPM—which translates to smooth, seamless acceleration, and quite possibly a big grin on your face.

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.