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Volkswagen ID.4 EV SUV breaks cover. Image by Volkswagen AG.

Volkswagen ID.4 EV SUV breaks cover
Volkswagen will offer the ID.4 with three battery packs, providing up to 311 miles of range.
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This is Volkswagen's electric SUV, called the ID.4. It will be available with a choice of battery sizes, with the largest offering a single-charge driving range of up to 311 miles. In terms of size it slots in between the Tiguan and Touareg, and features a sleek body design in the name of being as aerodynamic as possible to preserve range. Volkswagen plans to offer the ID.4 in all of its largest markets, which are Europe, China and the US and - with changes to how it produces its electric cars - Volkswagen says that it will come onto the market as a carbon-neutral vehicle. It is built using the Volkswagen Group's MEB modular platform that will see up to three different battery capacities made available. The battery pack is integrated into the floor and standard models will feature an electric motor on the rear axle. In time, there will also be all-wheel-drive versions. By packaging the car in this way, the Volkswagen ID.4 is said to have interior space typically found in a model size up from it, which will be good news to families looking to switch to an electric car. No specific launch date has been set yet for the ID.4, but it is likely that it will be available to pre-order online. In addition to the soon-to-arrive ID.3 and this ID.4 model, Volkswagen is increasing the amount of electrification across its range. Having already revealed a high-performance plug-in hybrid Touareg R, which uses a turbocharged V6 petrol engine to help generate a total output of 462hp, there will also be plug-in hybrid versions of the Golf. Even the standard Golf will now include mild hybrid technology that helps to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy.

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