Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition 2021, Mike – EV Owner Review

Volkswagen ID.4 1st Edition 2021, Mike - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Mike

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
Volkswagen ID.4 First Edition

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
5,000 – 10,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
290

 

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Why did you choose this car?

  • Range
  • Space
  • Quality
  • Availability.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car?

  • Fantastic ride and drive
  • Space
  • Comfort
  • Colour!
  • Futuristic pedestrian warning sound
  • Positive comments from friends, neighbours and strangers
  • Easy transition from diesel to EV.

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car?

  • 4G connection is bit hit and miss in the country
  • Timed charging doesn’t work (known issue)
  • Nothing else – had to think about the two above!

 

Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
People really love the interior despite what many reviewers say.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
Nothing at present.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Wallbox Pulsar Plus – would recommend for it’s small size, neat installation and sufficient features for the first time owner.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Fixed Tariff – I don’t think Octopus are as great as everyone makes out, but certainly no worse than the big 6. So recommended as a reliable supplier. All their ‘good’ tariffs require a working smart meter so being in an area where smart meters do not work may put people off. Recommend doing your homework before switching.

 

What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
So far have not needed to use public charging much. I have used Osprey twice, both times were seamless use of contactless payment and good speed (49kW).

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Admiral – recommended for the MultiCar cover.

 

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