Volkswagen ID.4 First Edition 2021, Stuart – EV Owner Review

Volkswagen ID.4 First Edition 2021, Stuart - EV Owner Review

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


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
From new


What is your estimated annual mileage?


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?


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Why did you choose this car?
It was the only new EV in stock that had a suitable range.


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

  • Range – the large battery stops all range anxiety
  • Space – there’s so much room in the car
  • Speed – it feels a lot faster than the advertised 0-60mph would have you believe.


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

  • Software – VW really dropped the ball here. Over the air updates have improved it but it’s still miles behind the competition.
  • Storage – no front boot in an electric-only platform is a big miss
  • Looks – inside and out this car is really middle of the road. VW played it too safe with the styling.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
The rear light bar pops out when you’re driving along. VW are aware and have a revised set of clips to fit.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
The automatic cruise control is excellent. You never need to touch the breaks or accelerator on the motorway.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It’s super fun to blast off the line, even if post 40mph most other cars can keep up.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Skoda ENYAQ iV SportLine 80x.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ohme – you can schedule charging and it gives you enough stats.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Shell (SVT). The current energy crisis means there’s no better option.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
IONITY – super fast if you’re under 15% charge.


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


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Admiral – very competitive.


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.


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