Volkswagen flashed its electric vehicle credentials by launching the ID.4 electric crossover SUV on Wednesday. It’s the first member of the ID electric family to come to the U.S.
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 compact crossover seats five, is sized similarly to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and has an estimated 250-mile range. Unlike other electric crossovers limited to a handful of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) states on the coasts, the ID.4 will be available nationwide and will start at $39,995, excluding $1,195 destination fee.
Volkswagen electric vehicles still qualify owners for a $7,500 federal EV tax credit and potential savings that vary by state. The ID.4 could cost most shoppers about $35,000. The Audi E-Tron electric SUV costs about double that, and the Tesla Model Y compact crossover costs about $52,000.
The ID.4 will initially be offered in rear-wheel drive…