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How electric vehicles work

The anatomy of your ID. vehicle

From the outside, Volkswagen’s ID. family has a signature blue accent detail that lets everyone know your electric credentials.

Once you look inside, you’ll see a new breed of automobile. Get to know the ins and outs of our EVs with these key features.

Volkswagen ID.4 – Side View
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US model shown

Charging brakes

Your EV doesn’t just harness power from a charging station - it creates power when you brake, too. Our vehicles are capable of recuperating that energy and transferring it into battery charge.

A man exiting an electric VW vehicle
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Concept vehicle shown.
A group of people having a conversation

Service made simple

The mechanics of a purely electric vehicle consist of three components: the on-board charger, the inverter, and the motor. By comparison, the mechanics of an internal combustion engine have more moving parts and thus need more maintenance. There are simpler parts under the hood of an electric vehicle which makes service and maintenance less frequent and less cumbersome.

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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.