Volkswagen ID.4 Cheaper to Fill than Gas Cars, Plus…Free Charging?!
It seems like electric vehicles are all the rage right now. Which is great! EVs are an innovative next step for automobiles. And the Volkswagen ID.4 is proof of that. But many people are worried about keeping their potential EVs charged up. For example, where would you charge your ID.4?
And how much would it cost to charge that ID.4?
How Much It Costs to Charge the ID.4 at Home
Calculated using the US national average ($0.13/KWh), the ID.4 costs around $10 to charge from empty to full. However, the exact costs depend on how much electricity in your area costs. And if you have any sort of self-generated electricity (solar panels, wind turbines, etc), then that cost could be lower or even non-existent.
How Much It Costs to Charge the ID.4 Around Town
Volkswagen and Electrify America are working together to make sure you have access to a fully charged ID.4 at all times. At no extra cost, your ID.4 will have unlimited charging for three years after purchase at any Electrify America charging station in the US. There are currently more than 470 eligible charging stations (adding up to more than 2,000 DC fast chargers) ready to keep you topped off across the country, thanks to the newly completed cross-country route. Whether you’re in L.A., Washington D.C., or anywhere in-between, you’ll be able to charge up.
Charging an EV vs Filling Your Gas Tank
The VW ID.4 costs about $10 to fill at home and has a 250 miles range. Which means every mile costs about $0.04. Let’s compare that to its fuel-efficient sibling, the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. As of writing, the average cost of gas in the US is $2.17 per gallon. The 2020 Tiguan has a 15.3-gallon tank and a max range of 443 miles. To fill from empty, the 2020 Tiguan costs a bit over $33.20. That’s around $0.07 per mile. For every year of driving (around 12,000 miles) you do, you’ll save just shy of $420 with the ID.4.