Volkswagen ID.4 2021, Graham – EV Owner Review

Volkswagen ID.4 2021, Graham - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review? 
Graham

 

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

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year

 

What is your estimated annual mileage?
10,000 – 15,000

 

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?
165

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Good sized family car, decent range, nicely built and with some nice tech. The drive is smooth and with enough pace to be fun too.

 

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

  • It’s not petrol or diesel
  • Regen braking is cool
  • Love the sound an EV makes.

 

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

  • Wish I’d gone for tinted windows
  • Some of the touch screen stuff takes some getting used to
  • …and I guess a bit more range would be nice.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
None.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
For me, adaptive cruise control and updated charge point locations on the sat nav.

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
Interior lighting is cool. It has a light that sweeps across the dash to tell you when to turn based on sat nav directions. Sounds odd, but it’s cool.

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
MINI Electric already on order coming in May just for the sheer joy of driving.

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Rolec Smart Charge – it does what it needs to do. Looks OK and had no issues.

 

Volkswagen ID.4 2021, Graham - EV Owner Review

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Not sure but don’t think it’s anything special.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

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

  • Shell Recharge
  • bp pulse
  • Mer.

 

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

  • Shell Recharge
  • bp pulse
  • Mer.

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Admiral MultiCar – it’s ok.

 

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.
£175.

 

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