VW Opening $100 Reservations For ID.4 EV

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Reservations are the new norm, as automakers open up their reservation books immediately after showcasing an all-new vehicle to allow consumers to get on the list. Volkswagen will follow the new trend with the ID.4 electric vehicle, recently announcing that its first all-electric SUV will be able to be reserved on September 23 immediately after the vehicle is revealed for $100.

When the official online reservation system, which is new, goes live, consumers will be able to build their perfect ID.4 and reserve the model with a $100 refundable deposit. Once the reservation is in, consumers can track their car’s status through the My VW portal. Once production of the vehicle begins, reservation holders will have to lock their configuration into place and further confirm the order with an extra $400. After that, the waiting game begins to see when the ID.4 arrives at a preferred local VW dealer to complete the purchase.

In a move that mimics Tesla’s website and online shopping configurator, VW’s new system for the ID.4 will have a range estimator and payment tool to further assist consumers. In VW’s words, the system will not only help shoppers find the right ID.4 model, but it will also help the “transition to EV ownership.”

Volkswagen ID.4

Reservations are still a fairly new thing for automakers and are mostly for high-profile vehicles, like Tesla’s Cybertruck and the Ford Bronco. The last time VW had a reservation program was with the recent ID.3, which won’t be available in the U.S. Before that, we can’t recall a time the automaker allowed consumers to reserve one of its models.

The upcoming VW ID.4 will be the automaker’s first electric SUV. VW hasn’t shared any official information on how much the vehicle will cost or what kind of range the vehicle will have, but we’re expecting a price tag around $35,000 and a range that’s north of 300 miles. The vehicle will also become another member in the ID family, which includes the ID.3, ID Buzz, and the ID Vizzion. A lot more vehicles are expected to be introduced under the ID umbrella in the future, but the family is VW’s way of putting all of its electric vehicles into a single category.

Over the next decade, VW is going to be pushing electrified powertrains. The German automaker is hoping to be carbon neutral by 2050 and wants to build a total of 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2025. To reach its goals, VW has plans to invest roughly $12.3 billion into electromobility. VW started its massive push after its diesel scandal when the U.S. government ordered it to invest money into electric vehicles and EV infrastructure as part of its settlement plan.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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