VW ID.4 Family 77kWh 2021, Nick Harmer – EV Owner Review

VW ID.4 Family 77kWh 2021, Nick Harmer - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Nick Harmer

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
VW ID.4 Family 77kWh w/heat pump

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
1,000 – 5,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 3rd

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
250

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Value for money and build quality.

 

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

  • Quiet
  • comfortable.

 

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

  • Software and phone app are very limited; software not at all intuitive and lacking long journey planning features.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
We Connect app has stopped working, I’m trying to fix that now.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
The range indicator is quite accurate which helps with range anxiety. The matrix lights are the best I’ve had on a car. Climate control is also very good and I love the panoramic sunroof.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
The panoramic sunroof has a shade which can be opened and closed.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
No interest in another EV.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
I use a Commando 32A circuit and charge using the Tesla UMC.2 granny charger. It has interchangeable plugs and charges from 10A to 32A.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt.

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).

  • Instavolt
  • Osprey
  • IONITY.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
LV and I recommend them.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.
£50.

 

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