Learn about the New Electric VW Vehicles in Sunnyvale, CA

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With ta fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you. 

Volkswagen is going electric, and Sunnyvale, CA drivers can reap the benefits. Sunnyvale Volkswagen has a wide selection of new VW ID.4 electric crossovers for sale near San Jose, CA. Keep reading to see why the ID.4 and forthcoming Volkswagen electric vehicles are the wave of the future.


Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Why Buy an Electric Volkswagen Vehicle?

Global warming and today's high gas prices are causing many people in Santa Clara, CA to consider getting an electric car. Volkswagen has responded to the demand for "green" vehicles with the creation of the new VW ID.4 and the upcoming ID.8 and ID.Buzz models. These vehicles have impressive range and fast-charge capabilities. Palo Alto drivers can get three years of charging at VW's Electrify America charging stations at no additional cost when they buy a new Volkswagen ID.4.

Benefits of Plugging In

Fuel Up At Home

Charge while you sleep, work, or at a growing number of public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

Low Cost to Own

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair. (Consumer Reports)

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

96%

of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle.

Source: AAA

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending of the type of charger used.

Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

Electric vehicle charging port

Charging from Home

For plugin hybrid vehicles a standard outlet (Level 1) will be enough for overnight charging. For battery electric vehicles, a Level 2 charger will require professional installation by a licensed electrician. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider talking with the property owner about installing a charger or use a nearby public charger. Talk to our sales staff to find out more about charging from home.

Family having fun with 2 children and electric vehicle in the background

Battery Care

Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number will continue to increase. If you can keep your battery between 20% and 80% charged most days and avoid extremely hot temperatures, you can expect your maintenance to be minimal.

Electric vehicle battery care

Charging Stations Near Sunnyvale Volkswagen

  1. Sunnyvale Volkswagen

    1025 E. El Camino Real
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087

    • Sales: 408-604-0990
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VW EV Lineup

2022 VW ID.4 SUV

The new Volkswagen ID.4 is our first electric vehicle, but it's already made a huge splash in the Bay Area. This crossover is roomy and comfortable, with a cohesive, uncluttered dash. There's ample head and legroom in both rows of seats. The front seats are heated, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel comes standard. Fold the back row down and you have more than 64 cubic feet of cargo space.

The new Volkswagen ID.4 communicates with Sunnyvale drivers through the ID.Light. This intuitive light bar runs across the ID.4's dashboard and provides visual and auditory prompts to inform you of incoming phone calls, brake issues, charging status, and more. The ID.4 also senses your presence and instinctively starts up when you're in the driver's seat and you have your key fob with you. Other standard tech features in the new VW ID.4 include:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability
  • Navigation
  • Wireless device charging

Like most new Volkswagen vehicles, the ID.4 is loaded with helpful driver-assist features, including forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and traffic sign recognition.

You'll have plenty of zip for your commute in San Jose with the new Volkswagen ID.4. Its 82-kWh battery and electric motor combine to produce 201 horsepower. It also has a lengthy, 280-mile range when properly equipped. With a DC public charger, you can charge the ID.4 for up to 70 miles of range in 10 minutes. It can also be charged at home with either a 120-volt power outlet or a 240-volt outlet.

Since its battery pack is under the floor, the VW ID.4 stays planted around curves and remains steady on its well-tuned suspension. Santa Clara drivers can fine-tune the ID.4's ride with its Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Custom driving modes. The ID.4 comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available. AWD ID.4 models have a second electric motor that enables them to make 295 horsepower.

2023 Volkswagen ID.8

The 2023 Volkswagen ID.8 will be coming soon to Sunnyvale Volkswagen, and it will be much larger than the ID.4. This midsize SUV will have three rows of seats that can hold seven passengers. Palo Alto drivers will like that the ID.8 is expected to have a driving range of 365 miles per charge.

2024 VW ID.Buzz

There's a lot of buzz in the Bay Area about the revival of the VW Bus. The upcoming 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz puts a new spin on the old classic with an all-electric powertrain. It's anticipated that the ID.Buzz will have a range of 260 miles. It should also be able to charge from 5 to 80 percent in 30 minutes with a DC fast charger.

Contact Sunnyvale Volkswagen to Reserve a New Electric Vehicle

Volkswagen's new electric vehicles are efficient, environmentally friendly, and fun. Contact Sunnyvale Volkswagen to reserve your new Volkswagen EV today.

Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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