Start in Texas and Take an EV-Friendly Drive This Summer

May 16th, 2022 by

Silver VW ID4 Pro S

Mapping Out Your Vacation Road Trips in Your Volkswagen Electric Car

With summer underway and travel ramping up, you may be considering a new vehicle for you and your family to tour the country in.

So why not consider one of the best new electric cars on the market – the VW ID.4?

In case you haven’t heard, this Volkswagen electric car has been racking up accolade after accolade ever since it hit the market. It was the winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year Award and also recently was voted one of the 2021 Wards 10 Best User Experiences.

This VW electric car for sale has been making quite the impression with drivers and reviewers alike. Of course, just like any new EV vehicle, drivers have that one burning question: “How far can it go?”

We get it. You’ve got vacations and road trips you want to plan. The last thing you want is to have to pull over every couple hours to recharge. There are a couple pieces of good news on that front.

First, this Volkswagen electric car gets an impressive 280 miles on a single charge. The other bit of good news is that DC fast chargers are so accessible these days that planning long-distance road trips around your EV is easy.

To illustrate, here are a few EV-friendly scenic drives you can take this summer in your Volkswagen ID.4. For the sake of keeping your charging stops short, we’ll recommend places that have DC fast charging stations, which provide 70 miles in about 10 minutes.

#1 – Dallas, TX

If you want a change in scenery without leaving the Lone Star State, why not take a trip up north on I-45 to Dallas in your Volkswagen electric car? Clocking in at about 240 miles from Houston, your ID.4 should be able to make the entirety of the trip if you leave with a full charge and aren’t carrying a lot of extra weight.

Should you need to stop to replenish your battery along the way, there are DC fast charging stations in Huntsville, Madisonville, Corsicana, and other cities along I-45.

#2 – New Orleans, LA

If you’ve been craving authentic beignets and Cajun food, New Orleans lies due east of Houston. Clocking in at approximately 348 miles, a trip to the Big Easy is going to take about six hours, plus additional time for pit stops and charging.

You should only plan for making one charging stop if you leave Houston with a full battery, so look into hitting one of the three DC fast charging stations in Lafayette.

#3 – Memphis, TN

If you’re looking for a different take on BBQ and a town rich in musical heritage, a trip to Memphis may be just what the doctor ordered. However, this trip clocks in at approximately 567 miles, which means you’ll want to plan on making at least two charging stops along the way.

Nacogdoches, Shreveport, Texarkana, and Little Rock all have DC fast charging stations for you to get some miles back on your Volkswagen electric car.

Ready to Go Electric? Visit Your Local Volkswagen Dealer at VW Clear Lake

Not only is the VW ID.4 one of the most feature-packed and road-trip-friendly SUVs out there, it’s also one of the most reasonably priced at a starting MSRP of $41,230 (as low as $33,730 after potential federal tax credit). And with gas prices being sky high these days, there’s never been a better time to make the switch to an EV.

If you’d like to test drive the VW electric car for sale, visit the Volkswagen Clear Lake dealership, just minutes from downtown Houston! Once you drive this electric vehicle, you’ll want one for yourself. Custom-building and reserving the ID.4 is easier than ever. Just visit the Volkswagen ID.4 page of our website, and click on the “Build & Reserve Your ID.4” button. This allows you to select the trim level and optional features you want. Once your ID.4 arrives at the VW Clear Lake dealership, we’ll contact you, and let you know it’s ready to test drive and purchase.

We Have Plenty of New and Used Vehicles at VW Clear Lake

If you’re not yet ready to go electric – no worries. VW Clear Lake is the leading Volkswagen dealer in Houston when it comes to new and used cars.

We also have certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a rigorous 100+ point inspection, ensuring that they’re the very best used vehicles on the market. You’ll also find great deals on VW products and services at our dealership.

Visit us today at 15100 Gulf Fwy. in Houston to find the perfect Volkswagen for you. You can also call us at (832) 432-7969, or email us directly using the contact form on our website.

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