Charging: At Home and On-The-Go

Charging your Volkswagen at home offers unmatched convenience, allowing you to start each day with a fully charged battery or a “full tank!”. This guide will walk you through the types of chargers and tips to maximize Volkswagen charging efficiency at home. We aim to give you a general idea of the charging involved with Volkswagen EVs.


Charging Levels 

  • Level 1 Charging: This method provides a slow charge using a standard 120V outlet, or the same plug your TV uses. A full charge for 63 kWh ID.4 takes about 65 hours, while it takes about 83 hours for an 82 kWh ID.4.

Something that takes longer than a level one charger: Making sauerkraut.


  • Level 2 Charging: This option is the most efficient for home use and requires a 240V setup. This charging level can fully charge the ID.4 in approximately 7 to 9 hours, making it perfect for overnight and daily use.

To install a level 2 charger in your home, consult a certified electrician to assess your current electrical system and install the necessary equipment. Ensure compliance with local regulations and housing policies, especially in shared residences.

Something that takes longer than a level two charger: A good night’s sleep. 


  • Level 3 Charging: Also known as DC Fast Charging, these are mainly available at public stations. It can charge the ID.4 from 10% to 80% in about 30 minutes​​. 

Something that takes longer than a level three charger: Getting up to stretch your legs, get a coffee, and continue your journey en route. 



Types of Chargers and Plugs

The ID.4 has an SAE Combined Charging System (CCS) socket, supporting AC and DC charging. This is the most common and used charging system by auto manufacturers. Additionally, Volkswagen EVs come standard with the Volkswagen Compact Charging System. This system acts as a controller, ensuring safe power delivery from your home to your vehicle and maintaining the health and longevity of the battery​​.


Monitoring and Managing Charging

You can monitor your ID. 4’s charging progress through the vehicle’s instrument cluster or remotely via the Car-Net app.


2-in-1 Charging Kit for ID.4

The 2-in-1 mobile EV Charge Cable is compact and portable. When plugged into a 240V wall connector (NEMA 14-50 outlet), the charging cable is capable of Level 2 output to increase the speed of your vehicle’s charging.

Included in the kit:

  • Main Display Unit
  • 20 ft. A cord with a charging plug
  • NEMA 14-50 240V AC/ 30A Connector
  • NEMA 5-15 120V AC / 15A Connector
  • Cord set Wall Bracket
  • Carrying Case

Proper installation is required. Professional installation may be recommended.


2-in-1 Charger: $536 | tax not included.

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Anyone who has driven a car before knows that every once in a while, your vehicle needs some juice while on the road. Lucky for us, that’s why public charging stations exist—so that we can charge our EVs while we’re en route.


Fast Charging

There are many level 3 chargers found around Canada. These chargers get the job done faster than level 2 options. Using these chargers, you can charge around 130 KM in 10 minutes. This means you can stop to stretch your legs, get a coffee, and get back en route. 


What Plug Does Volkswagen Use? 

There are a few different types of plugs used by auto manufacturers. Volkswagen uses the CSS (Combined Charging System), which is the most common charger used by most EV manufacturers. 


How Can I Find Charging Stations? 

Volkswagen has a navigation system that allows drivers to locate the nearest public fast charger or level 2 charging stations. You can even check the availability of charging stations nearby. 


How Much Does it Cost to Charge? 

CAA provides estimated cost calculations to help you determine how much you can expect to spend on your electric vehicle.

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