At The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside, we know that many drivers are interested in making the switch to an all-electric vehicle, but some still have questions about where to find EV charging stations and EV charger options. So, how long does it take to charge a VW ID.4 EV? The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside has created this ID.4 charging guide to answer your questions.
How to Charge a VW ID.4
What EV charger can be used to power up the VW ID.4? You have a couple of options available. Currently, most EV charging is done at home. The ID.4 comes with an L1 charging cable, but for faster charging times, you have the option to upgrade to an L2 wallbox. With a Level 2 EV charger, you can fully charge the VW ID.4 in approximately 7.5 hours. You also have the option to charge your VW ID.4 at a public charging station.
How long does it take to charge a VW ID.4 at a public charging station?
- 60 miles in about 10 minutes at a public DC fast charger
- 5% to 80% charge in about 38 minutes at a public DC fast charger
Where to Find EV Charging Stations
The VW ID.4 Pro S and 1st Edition have an EPA-estimated electric range of 250 miles, but it is easy to find a public EV charger while you are out and about in Chicago and beyond. Wondering how to find EV charging stations? The U.S. Department of Energy has an easy to use online tool. Simply enter your location, the type of charger you need, and the proper connector, and you will be provided with a list of locations near you. There are more than 17,000 public chargers nationwide, and that number will continue to increase in the near future.
An added perk of choosing the Volkswagen ID.4 is that Volkswagen has partnered with Electrify America to provide three years of unlimited charging on Electrify America’s DC fast charging network at no additional cost. Electrify America has more than 470 charging stations across the United States and is looking to expand that number to approximately 800 charging stations by December of 2021.
Why Make the Switch to a VW ID.4?
While charging remains the biggest barrier for most drivers wanting to make the switch to an electric vehicle, there are many benefits of driving an EV compared to using liquid fuel. Because most EV charging is done at home, charging can be done during times where your car is sitting idle, saving you time spent at the gas station.
Driving an EV like the VW ID.4 also has the potential to save you money over time. According to the EPA, if the cost of a kilowatt-hour of electricity is 13 cents and you drive 15,000 miles per year, you can save approximately $700 compared to a gasoline vehicle that gets average fuel economy ratings.
Contact The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside for More Information on VW ID.4
Do you still have questions about how to charge a VW ID.4 or about EV charging stations? The team at The Autobarn Volkswagen of Countryside would be more than happy to answer these questions for you. There are so many great reasons to opt for an electric vehicle like the VW ID.4, and we can address any concerns you may have about making the switch. Contact us today.