2021 Volkswagen ID.4: E2 – Under The Hood
In this episode, Sandy gives his impressions on the use of the Volkswagen ID.4 frunk comparing it with other vehicles Munro has analyzed, specifically the Telsa Model 3.
The first thing Sandy makes a comment of is the fact that the VW ID.4 hood is quite heavy and has to be lifted by hand unassisted by shocks – unlike the Model 3. Sandy goes on to explain why maybe the hood is configured the way that it is and points out differences between European designs and why the hood is shaped in order to lessen the damages to a pedestrian involved in a head-on collision.
Then Sandy finds that the VW ID.4 hood has a lot crammed underneath it similar to what you would find in a legacy I.C.E. vehicle (minus an engine, fan, etc.). But you will find the fuse box, which is one of the first things that Sandy has an issue with. In this VW fuse box, you do not find a schematic explaining what he fuses do underneath the cover like you would in many cars. Instead, you must look at the manual to figure out what fuse performs what function.
Next up is the bottle and hose for the windshield wiper fluid which Sandy likes, due to the blue lid making it obvious what that is for. However, Sandy finds the bottle detaches and hides perhaps a very important secret underneath.
Not to spoil any more of the video, to find out what else Sandy finds, you will have to watch the video by clicking on the link below: