What’s going on? VW ID.4 fails “moose test”

What’s going on? VW ID.4 fails “moose test”


Journalists from the Spanish edition km77 tested the maneuverability of the Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover. The 204-horsepower electric car showed its best attempt at a speed of 73 kilometers per hour. All other races ended unsuccessfully for the model. The electric car constantly went into a skid and knocked down the cones placed on the track.

The elk test is one of the most difficult tests for cars. During the races, experts investigate the controllability of the model in case of unexpected obstacles that imitate cones placed along the track. An excellent result is considered if the test vehicle does not hit the cones at a speed of 77 kilometers per hour. At the same time, the average crossover rate is 75 kilometers per hour.

The electric crossover Volkswagen ID.4 has become a new “experimental” of the Spanish experts. The rear-wheel drive model, built on the MEB modular architecture, is equipped with a 204 horsepower electric motor and an 82 kilowatt-hour battery. Already in the first attempt, experts noted a serious intervention of the stabilization system (ESP). The electric car still managed to pass the corridor at a speed of 73 kilometers per hour, but at this rate, the ID.4’s success ended.

Already in the next attempt, the electric car failed to perform the “moose test” at a speed of 74 kilometers per hour, knocking down several cones. When the experts decided to increase the speed of the model, the stabilization system turned on with each maneuver of the electric car, sending it into a skid. As a result of the ESP operation, the electric crossover showed oversteer, as a result of which it entered the last corridor of cones across.

Last time, the journalists of the Spanish edition km77 tested the maneuverability of the restyled Mercedes-Benz E-class coupe. The two-door car showed impressive handling, completing lane changes at 75 kilometers per hour on its first try.

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