- Volkswagen has announced a partnership with its subsidiary Electrify America to offer three years of free and unlimited charging for ID.4 customers in the U.S.
- Electrify America has previously said that it is looking to have up to 3,500 fast chargers and 800 stations across the U.S. by 2021.
- The ID.4 will be revealed on September 23 while it will be available in the U.S. markets by early 2021 as per reports.
Volkswagen is preparing to bring the ID.4 to U.S. markets and expectations are big, particularly since the company skipped the release of the ID.3 EV for the region. Today, the company has announced a partnership with Electrify America which will see American customers of the ID.4 EV getting three years of unlimited charging across Electrify America locations in the country.
The terms and conditions specify that customers will be allowed a grace period of 10 minutes after their car is fully charged. If the charging station isn’t disconnected from the car after 10 minutes, the company’s idle fees will apply, Volkswagen added.
The CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Scott Keogh said – “The ID.4 was engineered, loaded and priced to win the hearts of SUV owners who are simply ready to go electric—and fall in love with Volkswagen again. By adding three years of fast charging at no additional cost through Electrify America, we are eliminating all barriers for mainstream compact SUV buyers to go electric.”
Electrify America has a total of 470 charging stations and over 2,000 fast chargers spread across the U.S. The company has mentioned that it will have around 3,500 fast chargers and 800 charging stations in the region by 2021. The ID.4 will be revealed in its entirety by Volkswagen on September 23. The company will provide precise arrival and pricing details for the American markets on the same day.
As for the partnership between Volkswagen America and Electrify America, it surprises no one given that the latter is a Volkswagen subsidiary, and is an integral part of Volkswagen’s EV plans for the American market. The top-end model of the ID.4 should be able to charge at 125 kW as per initial reports, with more info coming in a couple of days.
Via: Inside EVs