How To Charge Your Volkswagen EV Model
Are you the proud new owner of a brand-new 2023 Volkswagen ID.4? Do you have your heart set on the future Volkswagen ID.BUZZ? Electric power is the future of the automotive industry and Volkswagen is excited about current and future Volkswagen Electric Vehicles (EVs) – but we know that you have questions about electric power. Find out how to charge your Volkswagen EV model with this quick guide created by Bud Brown Volkswagen in Olathe, KS.
What Are the Different Types of Chargers for Volkswagen EVs?
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 is a welcome addition to the Volkswagen family of vehicles and takes electric power to the next level. The Volkswagen ID.4 provides three different charging options – Level 1, Level 2 and DC Fast Charging (Level 3). The Level 1 charger provides a last-minute trickle charge with a 120-volt rating.
The Level 2 charger employs an upgraded 240-volt plugin that can be added to your home power grid and adds 15-30 miles of range per hour of charging. When you need to recharge your battery fast, the Volkswagen ID.4 has DC Fast Charging capabilities that can recharge your battery to 80% in just 38 minutes with a 350-kW power source.
Here is a quick look at how long it takes to charge your Volkswagen EV with each power source:
- Level 1 – Uses a standard 120-volt household outlet and charges at a rate of 2-3 miles of range per hour.
- Level 2 – Uses a 240-volt power outlet installed in your home or at public Level 2 charging stations and charges at a rate of 15-30 miles of range per hour.
- DC Fast Charging – Available at public charging stations with DC fast charging capabilities and a 400-900-volt power source and charges at a rate of up to 7 miles per minute.
Where Can You Charge Your Volkswagen EV?
When it comes to EVs, the U.S. Department of Energy says that 80% of charging is done at home – but that is not your only option. There are more than 46,000 public charging stations across the country, which includes more than 4,300 DC fast charging stations available to Volkswagen EV owners and the Volkswagen ID.4 comes with three years of public DC fast charging via the Electrify America power network.
Are you a new owner of the 2023 Volkswagen ID.4? The all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 represents the future of the brand and many owners want to know how to charge a Volkswagen EV model and we can help at Bud Brown Volkswagen. Contact the Bud Brown VW Team today to learn more about Volkswagen EVs and to get online credit approval for your next Volkswagen car or crossover!