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Performance anxiety

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I've ordered an ID.4 Style pro. Due to do a few reasons only just ordered. However I'm already feeling performance anxiety and wondering if I should have ordered the pro performance. Half of the problem is I've only been able to test drive the performance model so it's hard to tell if I'd be happy with just Pro.
Has anybody driven/owned both and can give a comparison?
I've currently got an Audi A4 2.0litre petrol and that's got more than enough power for what I need. I'm struggling to be able to compare the power to the EV equivalents. It's very very much a family car, 80% of my driving will have 4 of us in it, so I'm not going to be racing around but I consider myself a confident and relatively quick driver.
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When does anyone ever do 0-60 as fast as their car permits on the road? In a petrol/diesel that generally involves revving it quite hard through multiple gears all of which is a bit embarrassing on a public road if you ask me. Most people are unlikely to do their cars claimed 0-60. In an EV however you can floor it away from the lights, there's no drama, no sound, no gear changes to interrupt progress. Nobody else would even know you're foot to the floor and in turn generally its much easier to do a real 0-60 in an EV.
The real worthy comparisons come in with overtaking speed differences, whether your old petrol is able to do a 40-60 pass quicker than an EV will depend on what gear you're in etc, at least in an EV the power available is always the same.
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