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EV 101

3 EV charging levels and where to find them

EV 101

3 EV charging levels and where to find them

One question that comes up more than “What can I charge my EV with?” is “Where can I charge my EV?” Here’s a quick rundown of the 3 levels of EV charging and where to find them, be it downtown, in the suburbs, or somewhere in between.

Volkswagen EV Home Outlet Charging

Level 1: Home outlet charging

Up to 5km charge an hour

It’s nice to recharge at home after a long day. Same goes for your EV. Just plug in the 120v charging cable into any home outlet and let it do its thing. 

Too slow? No problem because that takes us to…

Volkswagen EV Home Charging & Public Charging

Level 2: Home charging and public charging

Up to 50km charge an hour*

People say they need 8 hours of sleep to feel fully charged. EVs feel the same. That’s probably why so many Canadians install a Level 2 240v home charging station in their garages. With a full EV charge in about 8 hours, it’s just plug, sleep, then get up and go. A lot of condo and office buildings have Level 2 chargers, too.

Must go faster? Drum roll, please.

* Estimated charging times are provided as a reference only. Actual charging times will vary based on battery state of charge, driving behaviour, battery condition, current, resistance, and ambient temperature, available voltage and charging frequency.

Volkswagen EV Public Charging

Level 3: Public charging

100km of charge in about 10 minutes

With 350kW of power, a Level 3 charger can give your EV more range faster than it might take to run a quick errand or wait for your food to arrive. As of right now, Level 3 chargers are mostly found in public, and our EVs are compatible with all of them. 

As a Volkswagen EV Owner, you get up to 4 years of fast charging with Electrify Canada, the largest growing network of public Level 3 chargers in the country.** 

**Offer is not available for commercial use vehicles (such as ride shares) and is not transferable. Available with purchase or lease of new 2023 ID.4 vehicles. Requires Electrify Canada account, app, enrollment in ID.4 Charging Plan, and acceptance of Terms of Use. After vehicle reaches full charge, and 10-min grace period, idle fees will apply. In the event of suspected fraud or abuse or other unforeseen events, Volkswagen Canada may discontinue or modify the offer in its sole discretion.

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 Prices shown are MSRP where indicated. MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and excludes taxes, freight and PDI ($1,950 (Jetta, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI and Golf R), $2,100 (Tiguan, Taos, ID.4) and $2,150 (Cross Sport, Atlas), levies, fees, optional equipment, license, insurance, registration, and any dealer or other charges (where applicable). If MSRP is not mentioned, prices shown include freight and PDI, environmental levies, and a $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee amount is set by dealers and varies, up to $500). Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Environmental or related levies and taxes may vary by jurisdiction. Dealer may sell for less. Prices are in Canadian dollars. This is not an offer to sell at a certain price. Actual selling prices and terms are set by dealers. European or American models may be shown. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Although we endeavour to ensure that the information contained on the website is accurate, as errors may occur from time to time, customers should contact their local Volkswagen dealer for details. Photos for illustration purposes only.  Model specifications provided may vary based on selected trim, options, and installed accessories.
**Limited time lease offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2024 Tiguan 2.0T Highline base model with 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission / 2024 Taos 1.5T Comfortline base model with 8-speed automatic with Tiptronic® transmission  having a starting MSRP of $45,495/ $31,395. $2,100 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500), included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers.Lease example: 48-month term at 4.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $132 / $91, after application of $500 credit. $2,295/ $2,195 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $530/ $360 security deposit, and first weekly payment due at lease inception. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Total lease obligation: $27,337/ $18,905. Residual value is 55%.  Annual 16,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km per excess kilometre. Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. ***$200 credit available on new and unregistered 2024 Taos and Tiguan models leased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services January Special Rate programs. Volkswagen vehicles currently being leased/financed with Volkswagen Financial Services are not eligible for the credit. Additional $500 credit available with cash purchase, finance or lease (through Volkswagen Financial Services, on approved credit) on new and unregistered 2024 Taos and Tiguan models from participating dealers (excluding QC). Credits to be applied as a discount off MSRP. Offer expires February 29, 2024 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada.
**** Limited time lease offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2024 Atlas 2.0T Execline base model with 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission / 2024 Atlas Cross Sport 2.0T Execline base model with 8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® 4MOTION® transmission having a starting MSRP of $60,495/ $59,395. $2,150 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500), included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers. Lease example: 48-month term at 4.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $179 / $173, after application of $700 credit. $4,395/ $4,395 down payment or equivalent trade-in, $710/ $690 security deposit, and first weekly payment due at lease inception. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Total lease obligation: $37,112 / $35,849. Residual value is 49%/ 50%.  Annual 16,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.15/km per excess kilometre. Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  *****$300 credit available on new and unregistered 2024 Atlas models leased or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services January Special Rate programs. Volkswagen vehicles currently being leased/financed with Volkswagen Financial Services are not eligible for the credit. Additional $700 credit available with cash purchase, finance or lease (through Volkswagen Financial Services, on approved credit) on new and unregistered 2024 Atlas and Cross Sport models from participating dealers (excluding QC). Credits to be applied as a discount off MSRP. Offer expires February 29, 2024 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Visit your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada.
⁑ Loyalty offer available to current Volkswagen owners and previous Volkswagen owners who returned a leased vehicle, or whose finance contract with Volkswagen Finance ended, within the past 90 days (some exceptions apply), with purchase or lease of a new, unregistered Volkswagen model. 2 yr VW Prepaid Maintenance Plan provided at no additional cost. If customer purchases longer maintenance, offer will cover the first 2 years / 30,000 km at the value indicated and customer will pay the balance. Plan covers regular maintenance appointments (for services recommended by VW) within 2 years or 30,000 km (whichever occurs first). Visit https://www.vw.ca/en/shopping-tools/prepaid-maintenance.html or your Volkswagen dealer for more details. Valid identification and proof of valid loan/lease for/of Volkswagen that was: (i) active for a minimum of 90 days; (ii) in good standing throughout the term; and (iii) that ended within the 90 days prior to the expiry of this offer, are required. Volkswagen vehicles currently being financed/leased with Volkswagen Finance are not eligible for the rate reduction. Offer is transferable to an immediate family member living in the same household as the Primary/Co-Primary buyer or lessee. Offer is non-exchangeable for cash. Offer ends January 2, 2025 and is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
#Limited time finance offer available through Volkswagen Finance, on approved credit, based on a new and unregistered 2023 ID.4 electric ID.4 AWD Pro base model with single-speed transmission having a starting MSRP of $55,495. $2,100 freight and PDI, $100 air conditioning levy, $23 tire recycling levy, $10 OMVIC fee, $58 PPSA fee and $500 representative dealer admin fee (actual fee is set by dealers and varies, up to $500) included in weekly payment. Dealer Administration Fee includes documentation and administration costs related to the delivery of the vehicle, such as the dealer cost involved in licensing, lien search, and contract administration. Finance example: 60-month term at 2.99% APR equals a weekly payment of $208, after application of $1,500 credit. $6,695 down payment or equivalent trade-in due at signing. In Ontario, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. is responsible for the tire recycling fee used to cover the cost of collecting and recycling end of life tires when returned by consumers. License, insurance, registration, options and applicable taxes are extra. Cost of borrowing is $3,852 for a total obligation of $53,943.   ◊◊Amount shown is the maximum incentive provided by the applicable governments. VW does not administer these incentives. BC offers an incentive of up to $4,000 based on income. Amounts and eligibility are subject to change. Incentive information is provided for informational purposes only and VW makes no representations about the actual amount or eligibility for the incentive. See the provincial or federal administrator for details.  Offers end February 29, 2024 and are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  Duties, provincial regulator levies (if applicable) also due at lease inception. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Conditions apply.  Visit vwoffers.ca or your Volkswagen dealer for details. Volkswagen,” the Volkswagen logo, all model names and trimline names are registered trademarks or trademarks of Volkswagen AG, used under license. © 2024 Volkswagen Canada. 
◊◊Amount shown is the maximum incentive provided by the applicable governments. VW does not administer these incentives. BC offers an incentive of up to $4,000 based on income. Amounts and eligibility are subject to change. Incentive information is provided for informational purposes only and VW makes no representations about the actual amount or eligibility for the incentive. See the provincial or federal administrator for details.