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EV 101

Canadian winter meet German-engineered EV

EV 101

Canadian winter meet German-engineered EV

Living through finger-numbing weather, slippery roads and what feels like never-ending snowfalls. Hats off to you, Canadians – you sure are winter pros, and we aim to keep it that way. That’s why Volkswagen EVs are designed to live up to your reputation.

Speak up to warm up 

The 2023 ID.4 really brings the heat with heated front seats, mirrors, steering wheel and a windshield. But the coolest part has to be the ID. Light that lets you turn all those features on with a simple voice command.

Check out the ID.4 in winter action in this video from our friends in the U.S.

EV batteries get the cold treatment

Down in our new engineering lab in Chattanooga, we put our hot lithium-ion batteries through the winter ringer, which includes:

  • A 2,113-gallon immersion tank of freezing cold water
  • A drive-in temperature chamber set to -80 oC
  • A thermal-shock shock chamber set to intervals of 70 oC and -40 oC.

Our friends at Driving.caOpen external link popped by our lab to check out this rigorous process. Read all about it here.

An ID.4 being tested for cold temperatures at a factory

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  • † 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.