Volkswagen has started sale of the ID. Charger for quick and easy home charging for electric vehicles. The wallbox can be ordered online or from Volkswagen dealers in eight European countries. The first boxes were delivered to customers recently. At an introductory price of €399. It was developed with the ID.3 and the ID. family in mind, but can also be used to charge all other electric cars with a Type 2 connector. The new Volkswagen wallbox is part of a complete ID.3 package designed by Volkswagen to make the switch to an electric car as simple and convenient as possible.
The ID. Charger will be gradually introduced in three versions. All have a charging capacity of up to 11kW, a permanently mounted Type 2 charging cable and integrated DC residual current protection for maximum safety. The two top models – the ID. Charger Connect and ID. Charger Pro – will also be fully connected and can be easily managed via smartphone. Customers can therefore control charging processes, and enjoy the advantages of practical functions such as remote maintenance, managing access via a charge card and regular software updates.
The basic version can already be ordered from the ID. Charger webshop with the option to book installation, and the ID. Charger Connect and ID. Charger Pro models will also be available soon. Volkswagen is teaming up with certified electrical contractors to offer a comprehensive installation service comprising expert advice, installation and commissioning of the wallbox. Anyone interested in purchasing a wallbox can also complete a free online pre-check.
Germany plans right to install wallbox
Policymakers are also working on making installation of a private wallbox much simpler. In Germany, legislation to this effect was recently approved by the Federal Cabinet. Under this legislation, apartment owners and tenants would be entitled to install a system for charging electric cars at their parking space. The German Bundestag still has to ratify the legislation.
In Germany, in addition to the ID. Charger wallbox series, the package also includes Volkswagen Naturstrom, the brand’s certified green electricity for emission-free electric car operation. The We Charge charging service will give access to some 150,000 public charging points throughout Europe. Through IONITY, Volkswagen is involved in building up a network of high-power charging stations across Europe.