Munro Does A Teardown Analysis Of The Volkswagen ID.4 Electric Motor
As Sandy points out at the beginning of this video, it is basically unheard of that a company would give us one of their products and permission to teardown and analyze it on our show. Most of the time Munro performs teardowns for companies in private with the data owned exclusively by them, or we choose to teardown a vehicle or product independently in order to sell the information to anyone if we think the technology is interesting or unique. But in this case, Volkswagen has given us permission to walkthrough the process of tearing down their ID.4 Motor on Munro Live.
VW modular concept design regarding the electric motor, housing, bearing shield, inverter and gearbox, allows them to take the ID.4 motor and stick in pretty much any suspensions system to adapt the motor to a variety of vehicles in their fleet. Most likely this choice is made so that they have agility to convert other non electric vehicles to electric in the future. This is a very smart business choice and shows that VW has a keen eye for thinking about their global market reach and creating flexibility.
Sandy points out comparisons with Telsa and other motors we have studies, but the real focus is on pretty much every single aspect of the ID.4 motor itself. If you have ever wanted to know anything about the ID.4 Motor, this 30+ minute video probably covers it, with the exception of cost and certain performance data.
For a very illuminating video that is sure to please a VW fan or EV enthusiast alike, watch the video below: