The rapid development of the charging infrastructure will be a decisive factor in determining how quickly electric mobility will become established. With the joint venture IONITY, Volkswagen is not only pushing ahead with the expansion of fast-chargers on motorways, but is also focusing on charging at home. After all, around half of the charging sessions are performed at home. With the ID.Charger, Volkswagen is launching the corresponding Wallbox on the market in parallel with the ID.31. This is what you need to know about the ID.Charger.
1. What charging capacity does the ID.Charger offer? In Germany and other European markets, all three versions of the ID.Charger will be equipped with a three-phase 11 kW power supply. This allows the ID.3 1st to be fully charged in around 6 hours. With single-phase connection, the ID.Charger provides up to 7.4 kW charging power.
2. How long is the charging cable? The fixed charging cable has a length of 4.5 meters. A 7.5 meter long charging cable is also available as an option.
3. Can I also charge an e-Golf or e-up! with the ID.Charger? The ID.Charger can be used to charge all electric vehicles with type-2 connections. This covers almost all conventional electric cars in Europe, including e-Golf and e-up! Since the ID.Charger is targeted to the ID. family, it offers the full range of functions only in combination with an ID. model
4. When and how can I buy an ID.Charger? The ID.Charger is a fixed component of the ID. family and will therefore go on sale in parallel with the ID.3 during the first half of 2020. The first ID.Chargers are initially intended exclusively for our pre-bookers of the ID.3 1st Edition, before the offer is rolled out to other Volkswagen e-vehicles as well. The start date for the general market roll-out is currently still open. The Wallbox will be available both from Volkswagen dealers and online.