Volkswagen has started the commercial roll-out of the ID. Charger for home EV charging. The wallbox can be ordered online or from Volkswagen dealers in eight European countries.
The two top models – the ID. Charger Connect and ID. Charger Pro – will be fully connected and can be managed via smartphone.
VW says the wallbox 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. It has an introductory price of €399.
Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for E-mobility, says: “Volkswagen is also setting new standards for charging in the volume segment. We will be building a complete charging network around the ID.3 over the coming months. The ID. Charger gets things rolling, further charging services will follow. In future, charging an electric car is to be as clear and simple as charging a smartphone.”
Martin Roemheld, Head of Mobility Services at the Volkswagen brand, adds: “The ID. Charger doesn’t just look smart, it is smart, too. No other wallbox on the market offers so much high tech at such an attractive price.”
Over the next ten years, some 75 new electric models will be launched throughout the VW Group. The ID.3 is the first car in the ID. family.