Volkeswagen ID.4 wins new SEMA award

honors achievements for electric vehicles

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (WDEF) – Volkswagen has a new accolade for the electric vehicles they are making in Chattanooga.

The ID.4 SUV has won the first-ever SEMA award for electric Vehicle of the Year.

The SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) is held annually in Las Vegas.

They expanded their awards this year to emphasize the new wave of electric vehicles.

“Electric Vehicles are an important segment in our industry and the ID.4 is a great example of how these vehicles can be customized” says SEMA CEO Mike Spagnola.

“We thank Volkswagen for their collaboration with the aftermarket, so manufacturers are able to bring a variety of customization options for the ID.4 to consumers.”

Show exhibitors vote on the award.  They chose the ID.4 because of the customization options. They offer three trim lines, two battery sizes plus either rear or all-wheel drive.

“We are thrilled to win the SEMA Award for Electric Vehicle of the Year,” said Hein Schafer, Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America. “Volkswagen is committed to bringing e-mobility to the masses, and as our ID.4 concepts show, EVs can be equipped to suit a wide variety of lifestyle needs.”

The larger battery version (275 miles) is rolling off the lines now at the Chattanooga plant.

The smaller battery version (255 miles) will come out later this year at a lower price of $37,495 MSRP.

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