Frequently Asked Questions about Volkswagen Electric Vehicles
Volkswagen is on the very cusp of changing the automotive industry in a profound and lasting manner. The global automaker has pledged to make its entire corporate footprint carbon neutral by 2050. In order to get to that goal, VW plans to be producing 1.5 million electric vehicles per year by 2025 – a lofty and ambitious goal if there ever was one. According to the best information we can find, VW will be unveiling its first electric vehicle that will be available in the United States, the ID.4 compact crossover SUV, in the very near future. Naturally, the people working at the Compass VW showroom are very excited and they are anxious to answer a few of the frequently asked questions about Volkswagen electric vehicles. Let’s take a look at a few things.
Will an electric vehicle be boring to drive?
When someone aggressively pushes the gas pedal on a vehicle, the force that initially pushes a person back into their seat is called torque. Future VW electric vehicles will be propelled by electric motors. This means that they will be able to produce incredible amounts of torque almost instantaneously. Driving a VW electric vehicle will be a lot of things, but boring won’t be any of those things.
Don’t electric vehicles lack enough range to be practical?
The Environmental Protection Agency recently completed an exhaustive study on American driving habits. According to the data, the average American commuter travels between 35 and 40 miles per day, at least before the COVID-19 pandemic. The coming ID.4 platform already has battery technology that will easily meet the current mark. Future electric vehicle batteries will likely be able to go even farther.
Is it expensive to operate an electric vehicle?
How much you’ll pay to charge your electric vehicle at home will be based on your local utility rates. Some areas offer special programs to lessen the cost burden on electric vehicle owners, especially those who charge at night or during off-peak hours. Volkswagen has told us that the average U.S. resident pays about 13 cents per kilowatt-hour. This means that many existing EVs would cost about $10 to charge – significantly less than a tank of gasoline.
As this technology becomes more pervasive, there will be additional public charging stations that will be free, but there could also be additional charges for using a fast-charging system.
If you want to know more about electric vehicle technology from Volkswagen, or the coming ID.4 electric crossover SUV, make an appointment to speak with a Compass VW product expert today.