Volkswagen of America Inc. and Electrify America have agreed to provide owners of the all-new ID.4 electric SUV with three years of unlimited charging sessions on the nation’s largest open DC fast charging network at no additional cost over the vehicle’s purchase price.
ID.4 customers who lease or purchase the electric SUV will have access to Electrify America’s more than 470 charging stations and more than 2,000 DC fast chargers, including the newly completed cross-country route from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, California.
Electrify America is currently the only open, public charging network to offer chargers with power levels up to 350 kilowatts. Across the country, 96% of the population lives within 120 miles of an Electrify America charger.
“The ID.4 was engineered, loaded and priced to win the hearts of SUV owners who are simply ready to go electric — and fall in love with Volkswagen again,” said Scott Keogh, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. “By adding three years of fast charging at no additional cost through Electrify America, we are eliminating all barriers for mainstream compact SUV buyers to go electric.”
Electrify America has been expanding rapidly. It plans to install or have under development approximately 800 charging stations with about 3,500 DC fast chargers by December 2021. In 2019, the company opened DC fast-charging stations at a pace of 1.2 per business day. The company has plans for a second cross-country route and hopes to be in 45 states by the end of 2021.