Volkswagen Canada announced that it will provide three years of unlimited, complimentary ultra-fast charging from the date of purchase for new owners of the all- electric 2021 VW ID.4, on the Electrify Canada network.
The news comes just weeks after Electrify Canada announced plans to expand its network of ultra-fast chargers from 27 stations with 108 chargers to more than 100 charging stations comprising over 500 individual chargers across Canada by the end of 2025. The expansion also builds the network coverage from four to nine provinces, facilitating travel from Halifax, Nova Scotia in the east to Victoria, British Columbia in the west.
With 150 kilowatts (kW) and 350kW chargers, Electrify Canada can provide capable electric vehicles (EV) with some of the fastest charging available in the country, allowing for more time on the road and less time spent charging. Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, paired with Electrify Canada’s fast charging technology, will allow drivers of the all-new ID.4 to charge from five per cent to 80 per cent in about 38 minutes.
“As Electrify Canada continues to expand its network across Canada and makes fast-charging more accessible, it’s even easier for consumers to make the transition to an EV,” said Robert Barrosa, senior director of sales, business development and marketing at Electrify Canada. “Collaborating with Volkswagen Canada to offer complimentary charging can enhance the EV ownership experience, helping us move towards our goal to make electric mobility a viable solution for all.”
Customers can rely on Electrify Canada’s 24-hour Customer Contact Centre for support and can manage their charging session with the user-friendly Electrify Canada mobile app enabling charger locating and session tracking on their smart phone.
“The new ID.4 is designed and engineered to inspire consumers to make the switch to electric by offering all the strengths of a purpose-built SUV, with performance, packaging and value,” said Pierre Boutin, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada. “This collaboration with Electrify Canada allows us to enhance the overall customer experience, by offering complimentary, seamless fast- charging for their first three years of ownership.”