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.4Open external link is our first all-electricOpen 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 rangeOpen 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 CanadaOpen 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 hereOpen external link.

The 2021 ID.4 will be arriving in select Canadian VW showrooms later this year, but you can build-and-priceOpen external link one today.

* 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

  • † Prices shown are MSRP where indicated. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,750 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Golf R), and $1,950 (Tiguan, Taos, Cross Sport, Atlas, ID.4), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges (where applicable). If MSRP is not mentioned, prices shown include freight and PDI, environmental levies and a representative dealer admin fee (actual fee amount is set by dealers and varies).  Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This is not an offer to sell at a certain price. Actual selling prices and terms are set by dealers.  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.
  • Due to supply chain disruptions, certain trim levels may not be readily available and require a factory order from your Volkswagen dealer. Wait times will vary as a result of these supply chain disruptions, with current lead time for factory orders estimated between 6 – 8 months for most models, and approximately 18 months for the ID.4, subject to change without notice. Actual delivery dates could be affected by various factors beyond Volkswagen Canada’s and Volkswagen Canada Dealer’s control. Volkswagen Canada or Volkswagen Dealers will not be liable for any such delay in delivery. Supply chain disruptions can cause changes in available standard and/or optional equipment. The MSRP for a vehicle will be adjusted if specific equipment is not included. Please contact your dealer for more information.