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2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 29, 2020 04:06PM
9/23/2020-
2021 VW ID.4 Reservation Site Crashes, 1st Edition Is Sold Out In The U.S.

You can still reserve a standard ID.4 for a refundable $100 deposit. [www.vw.com]
$40K (before govt. incentives) features front and rear LED lights, 19-inch alloy
wheels, illuminated door handles, 10-inch infotainment system, digital gauges,
leather-wrapped and heated multi-function steering wheel, heated front seats,
dual-zone climate control, etc. The blind spot monitor, rear traffic alert, lane
assist, emergency assist, travel assist, forward collision warning, autonomous
emergency braking and adaptive cruise control are also included.






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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 29, 2020 04:27PM
They only offered a tiny amount though, so not really a big deal. I think it was fewer than 5k units. That's what Tesla make in a week. Tesla may be tiny in comparison to VW, but they're cornering the market on Li, Ni, Ca and locking up production capacity at all the suppliers. They're doing the same thing that Apple did when the solid state iPods first came out. They created a legal monopoly by cornering the components required to compete.



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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 29, 2020 04:41PM
nothing on numbers... but didnt the model 3 get like a quarter million orders on its first day?





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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 29, 2020 05:20PM
Tesla needs healthy competition to keep their edge.

VW seems to have embraced DieselGate as their excuse to completely rebuild their company.

My main question on the VW EVs is not hardware, it's whether the software controlling self-driving is at all good.
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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: September 29, 2020 05:31PM
I saw ID4 and thought

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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 29, 2020 05:48PM
...by cornering the components required to compete.
Not really. VW, MB, BMW, & others have their own facilities/subsidiaries to build
batteries, motor, etc. Then there's Hyundai to also consider in the equation.
SK Innovation (of South Korea) is a battery supplier for Volkswagen and Ford.
iirc, there's $2B invested in their Georgia plant just down the road from VW Chattanooga's massive facilities.
Several manufacturers are also working with Integral Powertrain Ltd for motors
and other drive/controller systems.
Then there's VW's own $500M battery factory being built in Salzgitter. [www.electrive.com]

So I don't believe Tesla has "cornered" the supply market at all.



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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 29, 2020 05:58PM
I entered to win the Volvo.
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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 29, 2020 06:18PM
Tesla just announced that they have scaled the footprint of battery production facilities by a factor of 1/10, meaning that in 1-2 years they'll be capable of producing 10x as many batteries in the same footprint as what they're doing currently, at the same time, they're taking everything that Panasonic can produce and rapidly swallowing CATL as well.



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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 29, 2020 06:51PM
I'm glad to see there is demand for other BEVs. Competition is good.
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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 29, 2020 11:20PM
Rear wheel drive or AWD. I prefer front wheel drive for winter.



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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: September 30, 2020 06:53AM
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Speedy
Rear wheel drive or AWD. I prefer front wheel drive for winter.

So you have at least TWO cars for yourself?



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Re: 2021 VW ID.4 'First Edition' Sold Out on First Day
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 01, 2020 05:35AM
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WHiiP
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Speedy
Rear wheel drive or AWD. I prefer front wheel drive for winter.

So you have at least TWO cars for yourself?

In the great white north, front wheel drive has been a godsend. But most of the time, AWD is not needed nor an advantage.



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