Two battery sizes. The two batteries that will be equipped in the ID.4 on its European market launch have different dimensions and weights. The 52 kWh battery in the ID.4 Pure, ID.4 City and ID.4 Style weighs 344 kilograms. It consists of nine battery modules, which each integrate 24 pouch cells with a flexible outer sleeve. The 77 kWh battery system (from ID.4 Pro) consists of twelve modules and weighs 493 kilograms.
Aluminium framework. In the case of the large battery, around of a fifth of the weight is accounted for by the housing. This is a scalable aluminium construction whose interior framework is made from extruded and pressure-cast profiles. The housing is bolted to the body of the ID.4 and thus increases the body rigidity. A strong all-round frame made of extruded aluminium sections protects the battery system against damage in the event of an accident, and the battery is also de-energised if the vehicle is involved in a serious crash. A replaceable underbody protection panel made of aluminium protects the battery towards the road.
Effective cooling. The temperature of the battery modules is controlled using a floor plate with built-in water channels. The thermal management system has the task of keeping the battery in the ideal temperature range of around 25 degrees Celsius in all situations. This results in benefits for power output, fast DC charging and the battery service life. Volkswagen guarantees that the battery will still have at least 70 percent of its original capacity after eight years of operation or a mileage of 160,000 km.
High charging power. When using a home charging station, the ID.4 models with the large battery charge with 11 kW, while the ID.4 Pure, ID.4 City and ID.4 Style charge with 7.2 kW. All ID.4 models come with a CCS charging socket (CCS = Combined Charging System) for fast direct current charging (DC). In this case, the ID.4 Pure charges with 50 kW (optional 100) kW, while the ID.4 City and ID.4 Style charge at up to 100 kW. All other models achieve up to 125 kW and can be recharged with direct current for the next 320 km (according to WLTP) in around 30 minutes.
Universal charging package: We Charge. The extensive universal package for the convenient, connected and sustainable charging of electric cars is known as We Charge. Whether the driver is at home, out and about or on a long journey – it has the ideal solution for each charging scenario. With the We Connect ID. app, the customer is able to control all charging processes from their smartphone. Volkswagen is the first high-volume manufacturer to offer its customers a universal, seamless charging eco-system.
Charging at home. Owners of the ID.4 can conveniently charge their vehicle using the ID. Charger and a Volkswagen wall box in their own garage. In addition to the basic version for an introductory price of 399 euros, there are also two fully networked versions of the ID. Charger – the ID. Charger Connect and the ID. Charger Pro, both of which can be controlled from a smartphone with the We Connect ID. app. ID.4 customers can book an installation service for their wall box via the Volkswagen subsidiary Elli. In Germany, the purchase and installation of connected home charging stations is eligible for a subsidy of 900 euros if the station is powered by green energy.
Charging when on the road. ID.4 customers can charge their vehicle at public charging stations using the standard Mode 3 cable. With We Charge, they have access to a charging service with over 150,000 public charging stations across Europe. The charging process is controlled using the We Connect ID. app; the station is activated with the customer’s We Charge card or an Android smartphone.
Charging on the motorway. On long journeys, the comprehensive IONITY DC charging network is available to ID.4 drivers. With We Charge, they can charge at these stations at favourable conditions; frequent drivers can opt for a bespoke tariff.
Expansion of the charging infrastructure. By 2025, Volkswagen Group will install around 35,000 charge points in Europe itself together with its retail partners. Many of these will be publicly accessible. These will be complemented by the flexible, fast charging stations from Volkswagen Group Components, which can be set up where there is a short-term need, such as at major events.