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Charging made simple – with We Charge

We Charge is the smart service you can use to charge your ID. model across Europe at over 500,000 charge points with ease.

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The charging plans, charging card and ID. Charger models are a service provided by Volkswagen Group Charging GmbH (Elli, Site notice & Legal information).

We Charge is the smart service you can use to charge your ID. model across Europe at over 500,000 charge points with ease.

Charge on the go with ease

E-mobility can be simple and fun – after all, you should be able to get anywhere in your electric car with ease. Simply open the Volkswagen app and check the location of the nearest charging station – and you can charge your vehicle and get great prices according to your We Charge plan.

  • Find and use thousands of public charge points
  • Charge across Europe with just a charging card
  • Find the right We Charge plan to suit virtually every need
  • Access more high-speed charge points with reduced prices on motorways and main roads with the inclusion of the Selected Partner Network

The right plan for virtually every need: the We Charge plans4

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The We Charge charging plans from Volkswagen Group Charging GmbH (Elli) allow you direct access to Elli’s constantly growing charging network in Europe. In We Charge Free, We Charge Go and We Charge Plus, there are three different charging plans to choose from, tailored to your specific charging needs. All charging plans offer you the option to use Plug&Charge.

We also make it easier for you to get started by helping you set up your Volkswagen ID user account and Volkswagen app and use the app and charging card.


We Charge Free

Pay as you charge

  • AC: £0.63  5 per kWh 
  • DC: £0.79 per kWh
  • IONITY: £0.74 per kWh
  • Basic fee (monthly): £0
  • Contract period: 1 month

Blocking fee:
AC: £0.05 per min from 240 mins
(suspended between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.)
DC: £0.14 per min from 90 mins


We Charge Go

For occasional charging on the go

  • AC: £0.53  5 per kWh 
  • DC: £0.70 per kWh
  • IONITY: £0.74 per kWh
  • Basic fee (monthly): £4.99
  • Contract period: 1 month

Blocking fee:
AC: £0.05 per min from 240 mins
(suspended between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.)
DC: £0.14 per min from 90 mins


We Charge Plus

For frequent chargers and long-haul trips

  • AC: £0.49  5 per kWh 
  • DC: £0.66 per kWh
  • Selected Partner Network: £0.44 per kWh
  • Basic fee (monthly): £13.99
  • Contract period: 1 month

Blocking fee:
AC: £0.05 per min from 240 mins
(suspended between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m.)
DC: £0.14 per min from 90 mins

Selected Partner Network

Selected Partner Network

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The Selected Partner Network from Volkswagen Group Charging (Elli) offers optimum charging stops thanks to powerful high-performance charging infrastructure offering convenience on site and outstanding operational reliability.

Users of our We Charge Plus charging plan also benefit from exclusive lower charging fees.

  • reliable and convenient high-speed charging network (currently including IONITY, Aral pulse, Audi charging hub and Ewiva)
  • continuous quality assessment for the ultimate in reliable operations
  • constant updating of active charge points in the app
  • reduced charging prices5 with the We Charge Plus charging plan

The number of charge points is constantly being expanded and improved.

Electric Vehicle Route Planner 12,13 - charging stations near you

Our search helps you find many charging stations and add them to your route planning as a destination or stopover. With our route planner, you can plan journeys along the public charging network, taking into account individual settings such as battery level along the route.

Smart support for your day-to-day:
We Charge for on the go

We Charge App jetzt laden in App Store oder bei Google Play mit QR-Code

We Charge in the Volkswagen app

We Charge functions are integrated into the Volkswagen app. Use the app to search and find public charging stations and check their availability in real time. You can view all your charging sessions for full cost transparency. Control of your charging card and plans is just a tap away. Sound good? You can download the app here. You can also scan the QR code and download the app straight to your smartphone.

We Charge in-car app

The We Charge In-Car App allows you to perform a detailed search of charge points in a specific location. It can be downloaded and installed free of charge from the In-Car Shop. There are many different ways to filter charging stations: by charging capacity, availability, Plug & Charge compatibility, operator or connector, for instance. The In-Car App also shows live and predicted availability and POIs in the area around the charge point, such as toilets and restaurants. You can send your preferred charge point to the navigation system and navigate straight there or integrate it into your route. The We Charge In-Car App also expands the charging station details in the navigation system.
You can also give feedback in the In-Car App and read feedback from other users.


Get the app, then get charging

1. Download the Volkswagen app

Get the Volkswagen app for iOS or Android on your smartphone.

Go to App StoreOpens an external link

Go to Play StoreOpens an external link


2. Create user account

Log in with your Volkswagen ID and create your user account.

Create free user accountOpens an external link  

3. Select charging plan

Choose a We Charge charging plan that suits your mobile day-to-day.

We Charge video guide


Frequently asked questions

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Get in touch with us

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Any questions, ideas or feedback?

Then give us a call. Contact us on 0800-279 750 8Opens a phone link (free from all UK networks). We’re available around the clock. If your telephone provider does not support this number, please call + 44 (0) 1908 – 813 700Opens a phone link. The costs are based on the relevant rate charged by your provider. In the case of calls from abroad, roaming charges may apply.

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.

Configure your new car

The charging guide

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Important information :

Lithium-ion batteries, of the type used in most electric vehicles (including Volkswagen electric vehicles) have a restricted lifespan. Battery capacity will reduce over time, with use and charging. Reduction in battery capacity will affect the performance of the vehicle, including the range achievable, and may impact resale value. New car performance figures (including battery capacity and range) may be provided for the purposes of comparison between vehicles. You should not rely on new car performance figures (including battery capacity and range), in relation to used vehicles with older batteries, as they will not reflect used vehicle performance in the real world. For further information on battery degradation/preservation please visit Electric Battery Maintenance and Warranty | Volkswagen UK.
The plans shown and charging map are a service provided by Volkswagen Group Charging GmbH (Elli). To purchase these charging plans, you need a Volkswagen ID (VW-ID) and the Volkswagen app. To view and purchase the entire range of charging plans in the Volkswagen app, a vehicle must be added in the app. If you prefer your VW ID data not to be passed onto Volkswagen Group Charging GmbH (Elli), you can make an alternative agreement via without the special conditions. The charging cards and ID. Charger models are a service provided by Volkswagen Group Charging GmbH (Elli).
All prices shown here include legally applicable VAT.
Values determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The span of ranges for the equipment versions of a model is based on test roller measurements. In practice, the actual range varies depending on factors including driving style, speed, use of convenience/auxiliary equipment, outside temperature, number of passengers/additional load, topography and the battery's age and wear process.

The specified consumption and emissions values were obtained using the legally required measurement procedure. On 1 January 2022, the WLTP test cycle fully replaced the NEDC test cycle. Accordingly, no NEDC values are available for new type-approved vehicles after this date. Figures are not based on a single individual vehicle and are not part of the offer, but serve solely to facilitate comparisons between different types of vehicles. Additional equipment and accessories (attachments, tyre format, etc.) could change relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. As well as weather and traffic conditions and personal driving style, these add-ons could also affect a vehicle’s fuel consumption, power consumption, CO2 emissions and performance. Due to the more realistic testing conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions values measured according to the WLTP are often higher than those measured under the NEDC. This may result in corresponding changes in vehicle taxation as of 1 September 2018. Further information about the differences between the WLTP and NEDC is available at

Further information regarding official fuel consumption and the official, specific CO₂ emissions for new passenger vehicles can be found in the “Guidelines on fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and electricity consumption of new cars” which is available free of charge from all points of sale and DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany or at

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    For fuel consumption and CO2 information for vehicles, view values in the configurator