Volkswagen compared Tesla Model Y in detail with VW ID.4 to ensure its superioritySeptember 18, 2020
Recently, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess admitted that he is considering the Tesla Model Y electric crossover as a “reference car” for the ID line of electric vehicles. However, hardly anyone understood how pedantic the Germans were comparing the creation of Tesla with the upcoming new VW ID.4.
Thanks to an anonymous insider who posted internal Volkswagen documents on Reddit, we can appreciate the granularity of this comparison. As you can see, with smaller dimensions and wheelbase, the VW ID.4 developers managed to get a more spacious interior, as well as a smaller turning radius (more important for Europe with its narrow streets than for the USA). The volume of the battery and the power reserve were generously recognized by the Germans to be identical.
In terms of charging speed (250 kW versus 125 kW) and acceleration to 100 km / h (5.1 / 3.7 seconds versus 8.5 seconds), the Germans are definitely losing, but at least the second parameter is considered uncritical for the mass market. Well, the most important comparison parameter is the cost, where Volkswagen indicated the benefit of choosing VW ID.4 in the region of $ 10-15 thousand.
The line with Volkswagen excellence in digitalization (VW OS) and interior quality looks convincing only for those who have not read the first reviews about the quality of VW ID.3 manufacturing and do not remember the software scandal for this model.
Recall that during a trip to Europe, the head of Tesla Elon Musk drove behind the wheel of VW ID.3 and ID.4 electric vehicles together with the head of Volkswagen.
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