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VW Launches In-Home Charging, Plans "Complete Charging Network" For Its New $33,000 ID3 EV

• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden

VW started selling its level 2 charging station called "ID.Charger" on Friday of last week, according to electrek.

The company has also said it's building a "complete charging network around the ID.3."

The charging station is equipped with a Type 2 connector, which is the standard for EVs in Europe. It's available in three different configurations that start in price around $450 USD. All options have a power output of up to 11 kW. 

Peter Diekmann, Key Account Manager at the Volkswagen subsidiary Elli which is responsible for charger, said: "In the past, buying a wallbox was often a tiresome and long-winded exercise for customers. We want to change that and are offering a single-source solution for the ID. Charger – from purchase and installation through to commissioning."

The chargers are available in eight European counties effective immediately. 

Thomas Ulbrich, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand responsible for E-mobility, said: "Volkswagen is also setting new standards for charging in the volume segment. We will be building a complete charging network around the ID.3 over the coming months. The ID. Charger gets things rolling, further charging services will follow. In future, charging an electric car is to be as clear and simple as charging a smartphone."