Charging your EV

Electric Charging

Level 1 Charging

Level 1 Charging: The Convenient Start

Begin your electric vehicle journey with the ease of Level 1 charging - the most accessible and straightforward way to charge your electric vehicle. Utilizing a standard 120-volt outlet—the same type used by common household appliances—Level 1 charging is as simple as plugging in your EV using the charging cord provided with your vehicle. Although this is the slowest charging method, it works perfectly for overnight charging or topping up the battery during a day at the office.

This charging level typically provides about 4-5 miles of range per hour of charging. For a typical EV battery, a full charge might require 20-24 hours. Level 1 charging is an ideal starting point for new EV owners due to its convenience and minimal setup requirements. There's no need for special charging equipment or electrical upgrades; you can start charging right out of the box. Volkswagen electric vehicles come with a Level 1 charger, ensuring you can start charging immediately, right from the comfort of your home.

Level 2 Charging

Level 2 Charging: Accelerate Your Charge

Upgrade your charging experience with Level 2 chargers, which require a 240-volt source—similar to what an electric dryer uses. Level 2 charging significantly speeds up the process, delivering about 12-80 miles of range per hour of charging. This means you can fully charge your Volkswagen overnight or even in a few hours, depending on your model and battery size. Ideal for home and public stations, Level 2 charging is an excellent investment for EV owners looking for faster charging solutions.

Installing a Level 2 charger at home may require an initial investment and professional installation, but the convenience of faster charging can make it worthwhile. Volkswagen offers options for purchasing or leasing a Level 2 charger, and our team is here to assist with the installation process.

Level 3 Charging (DC Fast Charging)

Level 3 Charging: Power Up Quickly

For Volkswagen drivers on the go, Level 3 DC fast charging provides the quickest charging solution. Using direct current (DC) instead of alternating current (AC), these chargers can replenish about 80% of the battery in just 20-30 minutes. This makes it perfect for long-distance travel where time is of the essence. Available at public stations and select Volkswagen dealerships, DC fast charging stations ensure you spend less time waiting and more time driving. We recommend checking the compatibility of your specific Volkswagen model with DC fast charging options.