What Interior Features are Available for the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4?

By Product Expert | Posted in VW I.D. on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 4:03 PM
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 parked in a purple and blue room

What’s in the Interior of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4?

With the upcoming 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 on the horizon, many drivers have been asking questions about the vehicle’s available features. Wondering what’s in the interior of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4? Below, we’ve broken down everything we know about the interior features, technology systems and amenities found inside the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4.

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How is Volkswagen Disposing of EV Batteries?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen News on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 12:24 PM
A plaque stating when the EV battery pilot recycling program started and who is running it

Volkswagen Group Components Starts Recycling Pilot

Have you ever wondered what happens to old electrical car batteries? Do you wonder if these batteries are being properly disposed of? Well, Volkswagen has been tinkering around with this idea and has created a battery recycling pilot in Salzgitter, Germany. This program has much to offer the world of recycling with the goal of recovering raw materials from used lithium-ion batteries. This blog will cover how these batteries are being recycled and how many batteries are expected to be recycled this year.

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Where can I take the train from Elgin to Chicago?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 5:33 PM
Train pulling into a station

Elgin Train Guide and Schedule Information

America, in general, is not great at using trains for public transportation. However, here in Elgin, we’re lucky enough to have three separate Metra stations that can take riders into Chicago and beyond. This gives residents easy access to the beautiful lakefront, museums, zoos, sporting events, shops, restaurants and more that are on offer in the Windy City.

The first step in utilizing the Elgin train is finding the station. Where can one learn more about using the local Elgin train system?

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Where can I find genuine Lao food in Elgin, IL?

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, FAQs, Just for Fun, Tips & Tricks on Friday, February 19th, 2021 at 5:19 PM
Temple in Luang Prabang, Laos

Elgin’s Lao Restaurants

Among many other things, Elgin is known for its sizeable Lao community. Since 1967, in fact, Elgin has been the sister city to Vientiane, the capital of Laos. Having this population here in Elgin brings a delightful dose of cultural diversity to the (literal and figurative) table.

Today, we’re focusing primarily on the literal aspect of that statement. What are some delicious Laotian restaurants in the Elgin area?

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What’s New on the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Golf GTI on Thursday, February 18th, 2021 at 5:48 PM
The side view of a red 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI parked on a salt flat.

An Overview of the New Features Coming to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI

As one of the longest-tenured hatchbacks on the world market, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a model fit for performance. Despite its small stature, the model is big on acceleration and fun. Plus, several improvements could be coming to the upcoming 2022 rendition. While the model won’t be available in the United States until later in 2021, Elgin Volkswagen investigates what features may be coming to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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What are the flat towing laws in Illinois?

By Product Expert | Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 4:25 PM
Chicago skyline in the evening, with text that reads, "What are the flat towing laws in Illinois?"

Flat towing, or towing a vehicle on all four tires behind one’s ride, usually by tow bar or A-Frame, is a lot to wrap one’s head around. Compounding that difficulty are flat (also called dinghy) towing legal regulations that differ from state to state.

Not only do you have to worry about the dinghy towing laws in your own area, but if you’re making a cross-country trip, you need to be aware of the laws of all the states you pass through. What are the flat-towing laws here in Illinois?

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How much does the VW ID.4 cost to own?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, New Models, VW I.D. on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 5:24 PM
Side view of a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Some view electric vehicles as an expensive amenity that they don’t believe they can afford. That perception is not so far off; many current EV models and brands (such as Tesla) sell at luxury-level price points.

To remedy this issue, Volkswagen has made it its mission to kick off its EV lineup with an electric car “for the people.” The Volkswagen ID.4 has a reasonable starting price, which gets even better once one factors in federal and state EV rebates, along with severely reduced fuel and maintenance costs. How much does the Volkswagen ID.4 cost to own?

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How do I use wireless phone charging in my Volkswagen?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Technology, Tips & Tricks on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at 5:17 PM
iPhone charges inside 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Wireless Phone Charging How-To Guide

The continued advancement of technology leads to, when utilized properly, the continued increase of quality of life. Hopefully, our mental outlook begins to advance as well so that technical innovations can truly bring more ease into our lives rather than merely increasing the frenetic pace and accompanying stress of the modern American lifestyle.

Wireless phone charging is one example of a feature that, by keeping your phone or device fully juiced, can increase the convenience of daily life. How does one use the wireless phone charging feature in their VW?

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Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, New Models, Technology, Volkswagen Innovation, VW I.D. on Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 5:08 PM
Side view of a 2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4 Regenerative Braking Vs. Coasting

The Volkswagen ID.4 is getting a lot of attention, and for good reason: the model is the brand’s first all-electric SUV and first electric world car. In its effort to be the ultimate electric vehicle for the people, the Volkswagen ID.4 utilizes an array of existing electric car technology as well as freshly developed innovations.

One element falling into the former category is regenerative braking. Regenerative braking, which is utilized in many current EVs, causes a vehicle’s brakes to apply gradually and automatically the moment one takes their foot off the accelerator. The electricity generated by the braking friction is then used to recharge the battery.  

The downside, for some, is that regenerative braking takes away a vehicle’s ability to coast. Does the Volkswagen ID.4 use regenerative braking?

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Did Volkswagen recently change its logo?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Volkswagen News on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 6:18 PM
VW logo adorning front of Volkswagen vehicle

The Volkswagen logo has been around in its basic form for 70 years. However, stylistic changes have been made to the way it’s presented to keep up with the latest trends. When did Volkswagen most recently change its logo?

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