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This is quite shocking to see in this day and age, especially in an electric vehicle, but the ID.4 has rear drum brakes!

From what I've read, VW says they've done this "primarily to decrease rolling resistance, as disc brake pads have the tendency to drag on the rotors a small amount as the car coasts. Drum brakes, just by nature of their design, do not. The brand also says that drum brakes offer superior performance and reactivity after long periods of disuse—those long inactive periods being due to the EV's regenerative braking system handling most of the stopping."

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