Any electric car that qualifies for the federal tax credit is going to lose $7500 in value the second it is bought and therefore no longer qualifies for the credit for the next buyer. Add in typical new car instant depreciation and $35k for your $45k ID.4 sounds pretty normal to me. If you can take the full $7.5k tax credit, you would "only" be out $2.5k if you really wanted to sell the car right now. That's nothing to sneeze at of course, but everyone knows you lose value on any new car and this is no different.
"Rash"? I don't have a FE. That might have been rash.
"Double dip"? I had a plan to buy 2 car within about 6-12 months. My only mistake was not figuring how little the RWD would be worth in such short order.
The car is a mess. It should have never been released. One needs no more evidence than 5 minutes spent on these forums, so rather than criticize me for buying one and losing 10k in a week, aim your guns at VW. Or, would that remind you that you've made the same poor decision I have?