Yeah, I also have an e-Golf & it floats from 5.1-5.9 miles/kW. I travel from Montpelier to Sebago, by way of the Kancamagus & see 5.9 miles/kW, even with the mountains & all the regen. Whereas Sebago to Montpelier, by way of St. J, we are getting 4.2 (& need to DC charge 5 min in Danbury to get home).I have owned an e-Golf for nearly 8 months now and my average consumption is 5.1 miles/Kw which is much higher than the EPA rating (3.5 miles/Kw average).
The only time I get below the EPA rating is going at highway speeds in hilly areas of Vermont and New Hampshire.
My 288 mile trip to Bar Harbor I got around 4 which includes highway speeds of 70 mph.
Seems to me if you drive posted highway speeds and do a mix of local roads and highway driving it should easily do 280 miles. For people like me that do a lot of secondary roads getting 350 miles on a full charge is very possible. Which would be great.
When I 1st started looking at the ID series, it was before I got my e-Golf & I was all about the AWD option. I live in the land of Subaru's & I think an AWD EV priced at the predominate Subi market is going to get them into a VW ID. Then, I got the e-Golf (FWD) & after 2 winters with Hakkapeliitta 9's/ 2 summers with Ecopia's; a RWD EV setup with the same considerations (studded snows in winter). I will totally be fine. However I have 35 winters of experience at driving.