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How to charge the Volkswagen ID 4

The location of the WV ID 4 is important, unlike pulling up at a fuel station where you can select the pump based on the fuel cap location. If you’re looking to install a home EV charger then you will need to be sure this will easily reach the location of your charging port on your electric car. The VW ID 4 charging point is located on the back of the passenger side of the car.

Can I charge the VW ID 4 at home?

The VW ID 4 uses a Type 2 charger which is a typical home EV charger.

The zappi is compatible with the WV ID 4 providing three levels of charging based on your unique requirements and schedule. You can opt from eco, eco and fast charging to ensure your VW ID 4 is charged to the right level as and when you need it. Fast charging will charge your car directly from your own solar panels or from the grid as quickly as possible.

Whereas eco-charging is best used overnight when the costs of electricity are typically lower and off-peak. This type of charging will take longer, but will ensure your car is ready to go come the morning as cheap as possible!

What charger does the VW ID 4 use?

All VW electric cars come equipped with a Type 1, 120-volt charger.

This works well for occasional or emergency use, but isn’t ideal to be charging your vehicle on the regular. Using this type of charger can be both costly and could take up to 50 hours to fully charge.

Typically, owners opt for purchasing a Type 2 charger. The WV ID 4 is equipped with a Type 2 connector for charging, which can be used at home, work, or public charging points across the UK.

Volkswagen Begins Selling Wallbox Home EV Chargers For ID.3 Customers

Volkswagen has begun making its ID. Charger equipment available to its ID.3 customers as it prepares to begin deliveries in September.

Building electric cars is one thing, but getting people to buy them is something else entirely. One feature of electric cars that is unknown to those who drive conventional cars is they can charge up in the garage overnight. That way, owners start every day with a full battery charge. It’s like a minion snuck into your parking space every night and put a few gallons of gas in the tank. It means never having to visit a gas station again or using a public charger if your EV has enough range to cover your daily driving needs.

But to make it all work, you need a residential charger installed where you normally park your car. Lots of new car dealers in the US fail to mention that fact when they talk to customers about electric cars, which is a mistake. Assume a customer opts for a shiny new EV 5000 but has nowhere to plug it in. Chances are, that person is going to have a negative impression about driving an electric car right from the start, an impression that will be widely shared among friends and colleagues.

Volkswagen is taking the bull by the horns as it prepares to start selling its first ID.3 electric cars. It has begun offering a residential charger to its ID.3 customers.

[Note: Volkswagen calls an EV charger a wallbox. There is also a charger manufacturer called Wallbox. The two terms are easily confused and VW should be clearer. Nothing in the company’s latest press release indicates the Volkswagen residential charger is manufactured by Wallbox. Confused? It’s no wonder.]

“In the past, buying a wallbox was often a tiresome and long-winded exercise for customers. We want to change that and are offering a single-source solution for the ID. Charger – from purchase and installation through to commissioning,” says Peter Diekmann, account manager at Elli, the Volkswagen subsidiary responsible for the ID. Charger in a press release.

Three Versions Available

According to TechCrunch, there will be three versions of the ID. Charger, ranging in price from €399 to €849. Those don’t include the cost of installation. At the customers request, VW will hook them up (you should pardon the expression) with local electricians who will handle the task of installing the charger. All versions will have a charging capacity of up to 11 kilowatts, permanently mounted Type 2 charging cable, and integrated DC residual current protection. Only the base model is available at the present time. The other versions will be along later this year.

Thomas Ulbrich, the VW board member responsible for E-mobility, says, “Volkswagen is also setting new standards for charging in the volume segment. We will be building a complete charging network around the ID.3 over the coming months. The ID. Charger gets things rolling. Further charging services will follow. In the future, charging an electric car is to be as clear and simple as charging a smartphone.”

The ID. Charger Connect and ID. Charger Pro will be fully connected and easily managed via a smartphone app. Customers will be able to control the charging processes including remote maintenance, manage access via a charge card, and get regular software updates. The ID. Charger Pro also offers an integrated electricity meter that can bill electricity costs directly to individual drivers. “The ID. Charger doesn’t just look Smart, it is Smart, too. No other wallbox on the market offers so much high tech at such an attractive price,” says Martin Roemheld, head of mobility services at Volkswagen.

EV Charging Help For Apartment Dwellers

Part of building a charging network is providing access to chargers for people who live in apartment buildings and condominiums. With input from Volkswagen, the German government is considering legislation to make it easier for apartment owners and tenants to install an EV charger at their parking space. Thomas Ulbrich says, “The right to install a private wallbox is important for the success of e-mobility. Both home owners and tenants in Germany can at last plan reliably. over, this legislation also places an obligation on other European countries where similar regulations are needed for additional planning security.”

Getting an ID. Charger has another important benefit for German drivers — Volkswagen Naturstrom, the brand’s certified green electricity service that guarantees emission free electric car operation. In addition, drivers can use the We Charge charging service that provides access to almost 150,000 public charging points throughout Europe. For longer trips, they will have the use of the IONITY high-power charging network that covers most of Europe.

Volkswagen is looking at the total EV experience and trying to make it as smooth and effortless as possible for people to drive one of its electric cars. Gut gemacht!

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A good thing that only gets better – The Benefits of an EV


Easily charge your ID.4 with an at-home EV wall box charger. 7


Enjoy 3 years unlimited 30 minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC Fast Chargers10, and Scheduled Carefree Maintenance. 21

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Goodbye Gas

No gas means no gas smell or residue on your hands plus, of course, zero direct emissions.

Pure comfort

The ID.4 offers a smooth and quiet ride.

ID.4 Reservation Updates

We know everyone is eager to get their hands on a new ID.4 EV. However, we are not accepting new reservations. If you don’t already have a reservation, please contact your local dealership to inquire about getting an ID.4.

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If you already have a reservation, you can check the status of your ID.4 using the link below.

Put on a Powerful Performance

Not to worry, rev-heads, the ID.4 delivers on exhilaration. and then some. With quick acceleration, impressive range, 2 and available all-wheel drive, the ID.4 is truly a work of art in motion.

Electric doesn’t have to mean sacrifice.

From the moment you hit the pedal, you’ll feel the instant torque, kicking things into high gear from 0-60 in an impressive 5.7 seconds. 5 And while acceleration is much quieter than a combustion engine, we can’t promise you won’t break the silence with a few oohs and ahhs.

Where to?

The Volkswagen ID.4 Pro can take you where you need to go with an EPA Estimated Range of 275 miles 2. Range for all other versions will vary.

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Drive confidently

The addition of all-wheel drive in a typical SUV helps give the driver more traction. But the Volkswagen ID.4 is anything but typical.

Available all-wheel drive is perfect for towing, which the ID.4 is more than capable of doing with its standard tow hitch 22. And with max 295 HP 23 and intelligent handling that distributes all that power where it’s needed most, you’ll see why this EV knows how to deliver when it comes to AWD.


HomeStation™ L2 charger and cable not included and require extra installation and wiring costs. 120V L1 charging hardware not included and is sold separately. Please see Owner’s Manual for installation and other charging information.

Your charging home base

Charge your Volkswagen ID.4 electric vehicle at home with a Level 2 home charger (sold separately), offered by Electrify Home. Electrify Home offers the HomeStation, a Level 2 home charging solution that is Wi-Fi capable, Energy Star ® certified, and owners can use one mobile app for both at-home charging and charging across the Electrify America USA high-speed network. Let the team at Qmerit help with the HomeStation installation—Qmerit provides customized installation pricing options in three steps. 7 Purchase your home charger and get assistance finding an installer via Qmerit at Electrify Home.

With an L2 charger, you can get a full charge overnight in about 7.5 to 11.5 hours. 8

The Charger Infrastructure

45,000 chargers nationwide 9

Public charging is a great option when you’re on-the-go, and with an ever-growing network of more than 45,000 chargers nationwide 9. it’s a convenient one too.

Have charge will travel

The 2023 ID.4 comes with three years of 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America’s nationwide network of DC fast-charging stations —starting from your date of vehicle purchase.

Electrify America expects to have more than 1,700 charging stations, with over 9,500 chargers by the end of 2025, along major highways and cross-country routes to keep you charged on road trips.

Plenty of Ways to – Charge Ahead

Level 3 DC Fast Charging

10-80% in about 30-36 minutes 3

Get where you’re going with chargers all across the country. SK On cells and modules charge 10% to 80% in about 30 minutes when charging at 170kW or higher. LG Energy Solution cells and modules charge 10% to 80% in about 36 minutes when charging at 170kW or higher.

Level 2 At Home Charging

At an 11kW Level 2 home charger7, the ID.4 battery can recharge in about 6 hours 15 minutes for ID.4 Standard ID.4 S trims or about 7 hours 30 minutes for ID.4 Pro versions. 24

Electric now looks as good as it feels.

An SUV through and through, the ID.4 offers a premium experience. From its spacious, modern cabin built for driver and passengers alike, to its sporty, streamlined looks, for those looking for a Smart and stylish SUV, here you go.

Go Bold

It’s hard not to notice the striking silhouette the ID.4 creates with its clean lines and aerodynamic elements. You want it all, and the ID.4 has it, because we didn’t sacrifice when creating an EV SUV that offers both form and function.

Slip into something stylish

Some of you might be wondering if it’s possible to create an SUV that offers clean, modern and simple design, but still provides everything you might want at your fingertips, and is comfortable too. It’s a lot to ask, but we did it. Contoured leatherette seats with available massaging lumbar and more showcase the ID.4 as an EV that’s the ideal marriage of high design and comfort.

We designed our available heated, multi-function, touch steering wheel to feel extra comfortable in your hands, because it’s the part of the car you touch the most. We then placed the most important buttons and switches within easy reach, ensuring that the driver has command of the ID.4 within their grasp.

On those cold, cold winter days, you’ll be thankful for the ID.4 heated front seats and available heated steering wheel. The seats in particular, which can be electrically heated in three levels, allow you to customize your coziness so it’s always just right.

Tricky pricing

Normally, a user has to plug their vehicle in and go through a set-up process similar to paying for a tank of gas. But this time, as Cutler plugs a car into a charger prototype, everything is handled automatically. New software allows the charger to query the vehicle’s on-board controller to find out how much power it can handle and how to bill it.

Pricing is still a bit of a challenge for EV owners. At home, based on typical U.S. energy rates of around 11 cents a kW, a vehicle like the Chevy Bolt, with a 65 kilowatt-hour pack, will cost less than 10 to fill up. And many owners are eligible for time-of-day rates that drop substantially when charging overnight.

That’s why industry data show that about 80% of EV owners currently charge either at home or at an office during the day, noted Electrify America’s Jones.

But the forecast is that more and more buyers won’t have ready access to those Level 2 systems, while others will tap out their batteries while traveling longer distances, requiring them to plug into a commercially operated charging station.

Pricing can vary from company to company and even from one state to another. Charging companies typically offer discounted subscription services, but they also penalize nonsubscribers with hook-up fees of as much as 5.

than gas

often than not, motorists are billed on a per-minute basis, and that can add up if a vehicle is slow to charge, as I found out plugging in a Hyundai Kona EV to an EVgo charger in Ferndale, Michigan, earlier this year. After about 50 minutes, the battery crossover had gained only 80 extra miles of range on the 50 kW Level 3 system. The bill? Around 16, or 20 cents a mile. At the time, Michigan gas cost around 5000.30 a gallon. A gasoline-fueled Kona, with mileage of 23 city and 28 highway, would have averaged less than 10 cents a mile.

While faster Level 3 chargers operated by Electrify America and other companies levy a higher fee when pumping out more current, the premium is modest, so it still works out to a lower final price. And that’s before factoring in the convenience of not having to wait around for an hour or so.

Electrify America is now dropping its by 20%, which should make running an electric car while having to use public charging stations more cost-competitive with a gasoline vehicle, said Jones.

Yet another step some charging companies are taking will let their systems talk to one another and, in the process, accept competitors’ subscribers without charging exorbitant hook-up fees.

Such steps will be critical to gaining acceptance for battery-electric vehicles, said Palazzo and Pasquale Romano, the CEO of ChargePoint.

In the red

For the time being, charging companies expect to pump out billions of dollars to support the expansion of their networks. And with relatively few plug-based vehicles on the road, there’s no telling how long they will have to operate their networks in the red.

From the auto industry’s side, the expansion of that charging infrastructure should help encourage more sales. Demand for plug-based vehicles roughly doubled in 2018, according to industry statistics, though they still accounted for barely 2% of the overall new vehicle market — and about 5% if you add in conventional hybrids that don’t have to plug in to recharge.

How fast that will grow is anyone’s guess. Some automakers, such as Tesla, GM and Volkswagen, project that BEVs could reach 25% or more of the U.S. market by mid-decade, but that is a topic of intense debate. The good news, experts including Electrify America’s Jones say, is that launching more long-range vehicles at the same time more high-speed public chargers go into operation can finally hatch a solution to the chicken-and-egg problem.

Paul Eisenstein is a freelancer for CNBC. His travel and accommodations for this article were paid for by Electrify America.

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