A Few Great EV-Friendly Drives You Can Take This Summer

May 30th, 2022 by

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Planning Out Road Trips in Your Brand-New VW Electric Car

Gas prices are absolutely insane these days. In fact, some people are reporting that it’s costing them more than $100 to fill up their tanks.

For those who are trying to plan a vacation or family road trip, there’s never been a better time to consider switching over to an electric vehicle. And if you’re going to make the switch, then you might as well switch to the best electric vehicle on the market.

We’re referring, of course, to the Volkswagen ID.4 for sale, which was named the 2021 World Car of the Year award winner. It was also recently voted one of the 2021 Wards 10 Best User Experiences.

Drivers and reviewers can’t get enough of this VW electric car. It has a future forward design, an amazing feature package, and plenty of space and cargo room for those big trips you want to take this summer.

However, this begs one very important question all folks have when discussing an electric vehicle: “How far can the ID.4 actually go?”

The VW ID.4 Pro Edition can drive up to 280 miles on a single charge, which should be more than enough mileage to get you through the work week. The other great thing about having an EV these days is that DC fast charging stations (provides 70 miles in about 10 minutes) are located all over Lee’s Summit and the greater Kansas City area. In fact, you should have no issue planning your next EV road trip because these chargers are located all over the country.

To show you how easy road-tripping in the VW ID.4 can be, we’ll provide a few examples of trips you can take that start out in Lee’s Summit. For the sake of keeping your charging stops short, we’ll recommend places that have DC fast charging stations.

#1 – Denver, COM

You know how summer weather can be in the KC area. Those hot and humid days can be so oppressive you don’t want to go outside. Denver, on the other hand, has incredibly mild summer weather that makes being outdoors fun for you and the family. If you’re looking for cooler climates and mountain views, Denver lies approximately 618 miles due west from Lee’s Summit.

Since you’ll be taking I-70 most of the way, you can find DC fast chargers in Topeka, Salina, Hays, Colby, Goodland, and Flagler just to give you a few options. If you leave with a fully charged battery, you should only need to hit a couple charging stations along the way to make the entire trip.

#2 – St. Louis, MO

Perhaps you’d like to check out what’s going on in Missouri’s other major city on the opposite side of the state. You can finally see if St. Louis BBQ and pizza really live up to the hype. Clocking in at approximately 244 miles, you could conceivably make this trip on a single charge if you leave with a full battery and aren’t carrying a lot of cargo. However, Columbia is a great place to stop if you need to hook up to a DC fast charger.

#3 – Lake of the Ozarks

There’s nothing better than a summer trip out to the lake, and you should easily be able to make this trip in your VW electric car on a single charge. The Lake of the Ozarks is a mere 129 miles away from Lee’s Summit. There are no DC fast chargers on the way to the Ozarks; however, there are two of them in Osage Beach. If you’re in a pinch, you should be able to find level 2 chargers all along your route.

It’s Time You Stepped into a VW Electric Car at Volkswagen Lee’s Summit

Now that you know more about the Volkswagen ID.4 for sale and what to expect on road trips, the next step is for you to test drive one for yourself so you can see how it handles. As the winner of the World Car of the Year Award, you should expect an amazing driving experience.

To test drive the VW ID.4, swing by the VW Lee’s Summit dealership at 2225 NE Independence Ave. You can also contact us at (816) 841-7252 or email us using the contact form on our website to make an appointment. Once you drive this gorgeous electric vehicle, you’ll want one for yourself. Custom-building and reserving an ID.4 EV is easier than ever. Simply visit our website and click Build and Reserve your ID.4. Once your car is ready, Volkswagen Lee’s Summit will contact you to complete the final paperwork.

If you’re not ready to go electric yet, we have plenty of new cars and SUVs that run on traditional gasoline. We are also one of the few used car dealerships near you in the Lee’s Summit area that carries both used and certified pre-owned VW vehicles that have undergone a 100+ inspection.

No matter what your budget or family dynamic is, the team at VW Lee’s Summit will find the perfect Volkswagen for you!

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