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Charging and range

Electric cars are now a serious alternative to conventional engines for all your driving needs, no matter the distance. And it’s never been easier to charge at home, at work or on the road. Discover the world of electric and configure an IDOpens an external link.

How to charge your electric car

Our simple guide to charging your electric car, including the different types of connector, cables and charge points available for you to use.

How far your electric car can go

Electric cars can now cover all of your driving needs, from short runs and commuting to long distance trips. Explore some of the smart technology we’ve developed to help you go even further.

Where to charge your electric car

There are now more electric charging stations in the UK than petrol stations. It’s never been easier to charge at home, at work, at the shops or on the road.

Paying for charging

Our guide to the different ways you can pay for charging, including app and card payments, free charging and, in the near future, your Volkswagen handling payments for you.

E-fuel everywhere you go - with We Charge

We Charge makes charging your electric Volkswagen easy. At home with your wallbox and on the go at over 150,000 public charge points in Europe. All with just one card. All in one app.

Charging your electric car at home

It’s the most convenient way to charge your electric car. Discover how we can make it easier and cheaper for you to install a charging point at home thanks to our partners.

Our recommended Wall box provider

Volkswagen recommend Ohme as our preferred wall box supplier. Your local Volkswagen Retailer can help you order a Ohme home charger and even guide you through the process of applying for a grant. You may be also eligible for the EV chargepoint grant⁠ if you own or rent a flat (you can get either £350 or 75% off the cost to buy and install a socket, whichever amount is lower.).

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge scheme (EVHS) with the new EV charge point grant. The Government grants are subject to full terms and conditions and eligibility may be revised or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. This information is correct as of September 2022. Find out more about the EV chargepoint grant at https://www.gov.uk/electric-vehicle-chargepoint-grant-household

Guide to the best charging apps

The easiest way to find your nearest charge point is with an app on your smartphone. Here’s our guide to the best charging apps out there.

Inductive car charging: The future of charging

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Discover how energy companies, suppliers, and large car manufacturers are working on technology that will enable electric car batteries to be charged rapidly without a charging cable.

Next steps

Build something beautiful from the ID. Range

The best way to get to know the ID. Range is to build one. Choose your preferred model and use our configurator to pick your colour, wheels, engine and more.

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