The day a number of Canadian Volkswagen (VW) fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. The first ID.4 electric SUVs have landed north of the border, arriving on a cargo ship this morning in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
News of the arrival was shared with Drive Tesla by Volkswagen Canada, which provided several images of the vehicles at the Port of Halifax. According to VW, the cars will now head off to dealerships in British Columbia and Quebec to begin deliveries.
The company did not say how quickly that will happen, but that it will be done “as soon as possible.”
Volkswagen was hoping to begin deliveries this past summer, but due to the global chip shortage pushed that back to the fall. Despite the ongoing shortage, they have been able to meet that revised target.
The ID.4 Pro variant will be the first to be delivered. Equipped with a 82kWh battery pack, the RWD electric SUV will be able to travel 400km (248 miles) on a full charge.
Most importantly the ID.4 Pro is priced at $44,995, putting it just below the threshold for the $5,000 iZEV rebate from the federal government. With additional provincial incentives, the price will be as low as $31,995 in Quebec.
Buyers will also get three years of free charging through Electrify Canada.
You can read more about the features of the ID.4 here.