So on the topic of charge point location; it is something I have also wrestled with and how it affects home charging. But the take way I grab is that it makes street side charging very easy. And at least where I lurk, there are a lot of those.Thanks for posting, I was wondering when this would come out. VW has been very strange with the shifting embargoes on what reporters can film about the car.
I like what I hear about ride quality, the quiet cabin, and the spacious interior. For the price, the ID.4 seems unbeatable, though there is a possibility the Ariya will be more competitive than I'm expecting. The Mach-e is a very capable car, but the long range version starts above $50k, and the sales tax exemption in Washington where I live only applies for vehicles under $45k. It is very hard for me to justify spending more than that, on any vehicle, which is why I've not bought a Model Y even though it's probably a better vehicle overall.
He asked for negatives, and I do have a few.
- The biggest one is the charge port location on the rear passenger side fender. We'll have to change how we park in our driveway in order to charge.
- Closely following that, I am concerned about the capacitive buttons for everything on the wheel and the dash. Will those work reliably, or with cold fingers?
- For the first edition, there is that white trim on the steering wheel. That might look dirty and ugly after a short time!
- There is no way to turn off creep mode. I really hope they add this in software soon.
We have a very narrow and steep street, and a short and narrow driveway. We can comfortably pull in to the driveway and charge our Leaf now, but we'll need to back in to charge the ID.4. It's probably just an adjustment we have to make and not a problem in the long run, but it will make my wife unhappy at first!So on the topic of charge point location; it is something I have also wrestled with and how it affects home charging. But the take way I grab is that it makes street side charging very easy. And at least where I lurk, there are a lot of those.