Go electric

Switching to electric can seem complicated and confusing. So, we’re here to make it simple and walk you through all the common questions that you might have and the many advantages of choosing to go electric with Volkswagen.

Let’s hear from owners

Meet Jack

We met Jack who lives in Manchester with his wife, nine-month-old baby and Henry the dog. He loves the looks, performance and the space of his ID.3.  Watch this video to see how it fits perfectly into his day-to-day life.

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Charging at home made easy

  • VW electric car charging

    Simple 3 pin charging

    At a very basic level you can charge your ID. with an ordinary 3 pin plug. Although this is the slowest form of charging (typically around 2.3kW), it’s reassuring to know you can charge anywhere there’s a 3-pin socket.

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    Our Ohme wallboxes

    A wallbox is a convenient way to charge your ID. at home. It allows you to fully charge your battery to the level you want. We recommend to our customers that they install an Ohme wallbox which comes with a ‘Max charge’ feature, giving your vehicle a battery boost in rapid time. You can see more about Ohme wallboxes hereOpens an external link. Our scheduled charging functionality allows you to choose to charge during times when the electricity tariff is lower. Our recommended energy provider, Octopus Energy, have an intelligent Octpus go tariff which you can read about hereOpens an external link

  • VW electric car parked and charging in the urban enviroment

    Local street chargers

    There are many ways to find chargers near you, such as ZapmapOpens an external link. On-street chargers are a mix of fast DC and slower ones, and some are in street lamps so see what you have around you. You need to download their specific app to charge with different providers. Don’t forget, most workplaces and car parks now have charging bays too.

Public rapid charge point availability is increasing all the time

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    Growing charging network

    The public charging network is growing rapidly. Since December 2022, the network has grown by 45% meaning there are now more charging stations in the UK than fuel stations1.

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    80% in 30 mins

    Many charging stations across the UK offer super-fast DC charging (typically at 150kW or higher), which allows you to re-charge your ID. battery to 80% in approximately 30 minutes2.

  • Couple inside a VW electric car

    Our EV route planner helps

    Built into the ID’s sat nav is a route plannerOpens an external link that finds charging stations when you will need them, giving you complete peace of mind on longer journeys.

Don’t worry it’s a Volkswagen

ID. family parked side by side

The same reliable build quality

The switch to an electric vehicle (EV) can seem like a big deal. But there’s really no need to worry with our all-electric ID. range. They’re Volkswagens after all, which means they’re as brilliantly engineered, reliable and safe as our combustion engine cars. As well as meeting with the highest standards required to be a Volkswagen, each member of our ID. family comes with a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, and it’s not like we’re new to the scene, we’ve been building electric cars since the 70s.

ID. 7 driving

Battery guarantee

Battery deterioration can be a worry when considering an electric vehicle, but we guarantee your battery won’t drop below a minimum of 70% of its usable capacity over a period of eight years from new, or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Person opening the door of the electric vehicle

Fewer moving parts

A Volkswagen ID. has far fewer moving parts than its combustion engine equivalent, so there’s fewer things to worry about, which reduces the need for servicing and makes diagnostics much easier, particularly with our Smart Diagnostics and specialist servicing network. To keep you on the road, the entire range comes with fixed 2-year service intervals with unlimited mileage. You can read more about electric car servicing hereOpens an external link

What are you waiting for? Meet the ID. family now

Take a Live Tour.

Take a Live Tour.

VW specialist during a Live Tour

If there’s anything else that you’d like to know, why not take a Live Tour? Our friendly team of product experts can give you a live video tour of our ID. models and answer any questions you may have.

  • Which ID.  might be right for me?
  • How does scheduled charging work?
  • What’s the difference between AC and DC charging?

More ways to explore electric

Important information :

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Ultra-rapid 150kWh and 350kWh chargers are mainly located on selected motorways and major arterial routes. These chargers are not currently available in Northern Ireland and numbers are low in Scotland, Wales and rural parts of England. Please see https://www.zap-map.com/ for further details.

^If you are selecting a Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 or ID.7 then prices shown are the MDP (Manufacturer's Direct Price).  This is the price set by Volkswagen which you pay for the vehicle.  Volkswagen ID vehicles are sold by Volkswagen UK, a trading division of Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited (please note that you will need to visit an authorised Volkswagen Retailer (acting as agent for Volkswagen UK) to order, purchase and take delivery of your Volkswagen ID vehicle).  The MDP includes delivery to an authorised Volkswagen Retailer (acting as agent for Volkswagen UK), number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year's Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%).  You can find out more about the Volkswagen model for selling ID vehicles by clicking https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/legal/mdp-explained.html.

If you are selecting any other Volkswagen vehicle (excluding the Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and ID.7) then prices listed are Manufacturer’s ‘On the road’ Recommended Retail Price. Actual prices are set by Volkswagen authorised retailers in their sole discretion – always obtain these prices from your chosen Volkswagen Retailer.  Recommended On-The-Road (OTR) retail prices include: delivery charge, number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year's Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%). 

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information above. Prices are taken from the Volkswagen website - this website contains a large number of products and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some of the products listed may be incorrectly priced. Volkswagen may change prices at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any price displaying correctly on our materials and it is always possible that, despite our best efforts, some vehicles may be incorrectly priced. Always check prices with your local retailer.

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

Please be advised we may not be able to provide valuations for vehicles which are outside certain age or mileage ranges, specialist or customised, or not registered in the UK. The actual sale price is dependent on a number of additional factors, which you can discuss further with your retailer. T&Cs will apply.