The Volkswagen electric offensive went through the launch of the expected Volkswagen ID.3, the first new generation emission-free model based on the MEB platform. After it, up to 27 copies will arrive on this architecture (70 electric in the next decade), so it is important to lay the foundations well. And that happens by offering the user interesting options for recharging their vehicles. So the Volkswagen Wallbox is now available. Users will be able to choose between three different modes, all of them will allow charging at the same speed and will be differentiated by the digital functions they offer. This Wallbox will be available from November and can be purchased both online and at the brand’s dealerships. The installation is simple and can be done by the user, but Volkswagen can also be asked to install and start up.
The ID. Charger is the basic version of this Wallbox and allows recharges of up to 11 kW with a Type 2 plug (Mennekes). At this speed a Volkswagen ID.3 with the 58 kWh intermediate battery would be fully recharged in about six hours. It has a simple and attractive design, as well as safety measures due to its continuous current (DC) failure. The starting price of this copy is 399 euros, not bad if we compare it with other options of the competition.
ID. Charger connect
ID. Charger Connect by Volkswagen has the possibility to connect to the home network and the user’s mobile phone. This allows the recharge to be digital and intelligent, since the load can be controlled at all times and managed through applications that will be updated periodically. The price of this device amounts to 599 euros.
ID. Charger Pro
In the highest step of the range is the ID. Charger Pro, which has the previous digital functions and some other advantage. It offers an LTE module to improve connectivity and also an integrated electricity meter to make billing more accurate. It will be very interesting for professionals, who can control their energy costs per millimeter. The price in this case is 849 euros.