A blue VW ID.4 electric SUV drives down a track with rolling hills in the background

ID.4 Cross-Country Drive

Over 10,000km and not a drop of gasoline. A cross-country ID.4 road trip from NY to California.

Over 10,000km and not a drop of gasoline. A cross-country ID.4 road trip from NY to California.

We’ll file this one under “Dream Gig”

Months before most of us here in Canada will get a chance to take an all-new VW ID.4 for a cross-town test drive, our friends at Volkswagen of America drove one cross-country, from New York to California.

The ID.4Opens an external link is our first all-electricOpens an external link SUV, offering a sporty driving experience, spacious interior, and cutting-edge controls, infotainment, and safety systems.

A blue VW ID.4 electric SUV is parked on a snowy road with a nighttime cityscape background

This trip took full advantage of the ID.4’s estimated 400km rangeOpens an external link*, covering more than 10,000 kilometers, 19 states, and cities such as NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, just to name a few.

Map of the United States showing the ID.4 cross country drive

Along the way, the vehicle was charged at 32 Electrify America charging stations. Our north-of-the-border version, Electrify CanadaOpens an external link, is building an infrastructure of fast electric vehicle charging stations throughout Canada.

If you’d like a closer look at the entire road trip, the team posted short video updates along the way, and you can find the whole playlist hereOpens an external link.

The 2021 ID.4 will be arriving in select Canadian VW showrooms later this year, but you can build-and-priceOpens an external link one today, or visit our virtual showroom for an augmented reality experienceOpens an external link of the ID.4 in your own home.

* Combined range estimate based on preliminary testing by Volkswagen, in accordance with Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) guidelines. Official range rating, once confirmed, will be published in NRCan’s 2021 Fuel Consumption Guide. Full battery charge is required. Actual driving range will vary based on driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, battery age and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner’s manual for details.

Disclaimers by Volkswagen

  • All prices are MSRP in Canadian dollars. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI (for 2021 models: $1,750 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf, Golf GTI), $1,850 (Passat, Arteon) and $1,950 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4). Amounts vary for 2020 models), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges, where applicable. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only. Some items, such as wheels, may be unavailable on some trim levels when vehicle is built or may not be available in Canada.

    Fuel consumption ratings are estimates based on Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) fuel consumption criteria and testing methods for 2020 and 2021 model year vehicles and are provided for comparison purposes only. Please note that comparisons to seemingly similar vehicles pre-2015 model year will show discrepancies due to the difference in NRCan approved calculation methods for 2014 model year and older vehicles. Please refer to NRCan’s Fuel Consumption Guide 2020 and 2021 for estimated fuel consumption figures. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving conditions, driver habits and the vehicle’s condition, weight carried and additional equipment. Tires are supplied and warranted by their manufacturer. Most vehicles are sold equipped with four all-season tires. For vehicles sold equipped with summer performance tires, note that appropriate all-season or winter weather tires are required for driving during cold, snowy or icy weather conditions. Please remember that the use of winter tires may be mandatory in your province or territory. Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all accident scenarios. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the rear seats, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age. The navigation system depends upon signals from the GPS network and is designed to provide you with suggested routes only. Discrepancies may occur between the mapping and the actual location due to changes in street names, construction or other road system changes which are beyond the control of Volkswagen Canada. Please rely on your individual judgment in determining whether or not to follow a suggested navigation route.