In Hybrid and Electrical Mechanic Training? Feast Your Eyes on the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen has been a leading automotive manufacturer around the world for many years. With the onset of automotive manufacturers moving towards EVs, Volkswagen has also gotten involved. The automaker’s latest design is the Volkswagen ID.4, which has some interesting features. As someone in hybrid and electrical mechanic training, it is important to note these since you’ll likely come across them in your career.
If you want to learn more about the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 and how it will impact you as a hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic, continue reading!
The Introduction of an All-Wheel Drive System
The pro line of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 comes with the option of an all-wheel drive system. This system utilizes a dual motor which is capable of 295 horsepower. While it will not make the ID.4 a front-runner in terms of speed, it does give it a towing capacity of 1224 kg. Through intelligent handling, the power is distributed where needed, allowing for its towing capacity. There is also the capability to have rear-wheel drive pro options.
As a hybrid and electric vehicle mechanic, you will be working on a wide range of motor configurations. Some have front-wheel drive, some have rear-wheel drive, and others, such as the ID.4 pro, have all-wheel drive. Some have one or two motors, while others have four. During your training, you learn about all these systems. You learn how they work, and the components that go into these systems, and you will complete practical tasks relating to these components, such as disassembly and maintenance. This helps prepare you for when you complete your training and need to work on these systems as an auto mechanic.
The IQ.Drive Suite Has Been Updated
The IQ.Drive system is Volkswagen’s driver assistance system. This system helps drivers reduce stress on the road and increases safety. It does this through features such as adaptive cruise control, an active blind spot monitor, emergency braking assistance, and lane-changing assistance, amongst other features. For the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4, the automaker has also introduced cyclist awareness. This means the emergency braking system can detect a cyclist and stop the vehicle before an accident occurs. Driver assistance systems have become more advanced, and they can be difficult systems to work on at times. They are incredibly important to the safe operation of the vehicle, though, and knowing to repair them is vital.
During hybrid and electrical mechanic training, you will learn about these systems, how they work, how to service them, and how to repair them. Due to the complex nature of the electronic system and sensors, your training will delve into both the theoretical and practical aspects of this. First, you will learn about it in the classroom and then apply it practically. This helps prepare you to work on these systems for any vehicle, including the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4.
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Different Battery Options Are Available
The Volkswagen ID.4 comes with two different battery options. The first option is smaller than in previous years. This battery has a size of 62kWh. This gives the ID.4 a range of 336 km, and while the range itself is not too impressive, the battery size reduction helps keep the price and weight of the vehicle down. There is also the option of an 82kWh battery. On the rear-wheel drive ID.4 pro, this gives it a range of 443 km, and on the all-wheel drive ID.4 pro, this range is reduced to 410 km. The fast charging time for the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is approximately 36 minutes taking it from 10-80%. These figures are suitable for an EV in the price bracket it finds itself.
In terms of the battery packs themselves, they are lithium-ion batteries. These are batteries that are utilized in the majority of EVs currently on the market. During your training, you will learn to work on these batteries. You will have to perform services and repairs on these systems. You will also learn how to replace battery packs on vehicles. This prepares you for when a vehicle such as the Volkswagen ID.4 needs a battery service or replacement. Overall, your training comprehensively prepares you for working with EV batteries, both from a technical and safety perspective.
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