The all electric VW ID.4 backed into a charging station

Keeping the VW ID.4 Charged: Achieving Quicker Charge


Power to Fully Enjoy Electric Luxury SUV Performance

Whether you value electric performance or comfortable travels, the 2021 ID.4 is a well-rounded success at both ends of the spectrum. The Volkswagen electric car comes equipped with an 82-kWh battery and an electric motor that work alongside each other to produce a combined 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque.

The ID.4 is even more impressive when considering that it gets an astounding EPA-estimated 104 MPG-equivalent in the city and 89 MPGe on the highway. The ID.4 82kWh RWD 1st Edition models achieve 250 miles of electric-only range on a full charge. If you're shopping for electric cars in Miami, we'd like to invite you to our showroom at South Motors Volkswagen, Miami, FL. We'll also help you understand how coasting makes the ID.4 so much better than electric vehicles with one-pedal driving systems.

How Does it Work

The ID.4 has both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) fast-charging capability for charging. The vehicle ships with an 11 kW onboard charger that adds 33 miles of range per hour of charging and charges to full in around 7.5 hours at a home or public Level 2 charger.

Using a DC fast smart charger with 125 kW charging allows you to go from five to 80 percent in about 38 minutes.

What the Cost Of Charging Your ID.4 at Home

As an electric vehicle owner, you can choose to fill up your vehicle at home instead of public charging stations. One way to achieve your home charging goal is to install the ChargePoint Home Flex, an ENERGY STAR certified product that comes with a 23-foot charging cable to provide ample reach. However, chances are that you may also be concerned about the cost of charging your EV at home.

Unlike internal combustion engines where energy consumption is measured in miles per gallon (mpg), electric vehicles' energy consumption is measured in kilowatt-hours per 100 miles (kWh/100 miles).

According to the Department of Energy, to calculate your home charging cost for an EV, you first need to know the electricity cost and vehicle efficiency (how much electricity is used to travel 100 miles). If your utility company charges 15 cents per kWh and your vehicle requires 33 kWh to travel 100 miles, the cost per mile comes to about $0.05 (multiply the vehicle's kWh/100 miles figure by the electricity cost).

As well as that, you can also determine your costs from the total kilowatt-hours it takes to recharge the electric vehicle's battery. For instance, if your utility company charges 15 cents per kilowatt-hour, charging the ID.4's 82-kWh battery to full from a fully-depleted state will cost $12.3 (82 X $0.15).

Discover The Volkswagen ID.4 South Volkswagen Today

If you want to confirm how quickly you can charge the new ID.4, you're welcome to visit us at South Motors Volkswagen, Miami, FL, where we have several ID.4 electric models waiting for you.