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Meet the ID. Family

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The ID.4

The one that started it all for us in Canada. Our very first all-electric cross-over SUVW. Exciting news alert -- orders are open once again.

Discover the 2024 ID.4

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The ID. Buzz

That's right, our classic bus is making a comeback. Only now, it's reimagined with an electric twist. Keep an eye out for its Canadian arrival in 2024

Discover the ID. Buzz

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The ID.7

Meet our first-ever all-electric sedan -- the ID.7. Complete with a sleek fastback silhouette, quality finishes, refined interior options, and fun-to-drive performance. 

Discover the ID.7

Charging Your EV 

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Charging 101

Charging your EV is as easy as plug and play--but here's a few more tips to help you get the most out of your charging.

  • Use "scheduled charging" to charge during off-peak hours automatically, ensuring your EV is ready in the morning.
  • Aim for an 80% charge instead of 100% to preserve battery capacity.
  • Start recharging at 30% rather than waiting for 0% to extend battery life.
  • Avoid daily use of DC fast chargers, as they can accelerate battery deterioration; opt for Level 2 chargers for regular use.

Home Charging

There's no place like home, especially when it comes to charging your EV. The time it takes to fully charge your vehicle at home can differ depending on your setup, so it's good to know the options.

Level 1 Home Charging

Level 1 charging is simply done via the cable provided with your vehicle and a regular 120v outlet - no different than charging your phone, really. This will add around 5km of range for every hour it's charging, reaching a full charge after about 83 hours*. That's the slow option - for faster and more efficient home charging, you can upgrade to a Level 2 charger.

Level 2 Home Charging

Many Canadians purchase a Level 2 240v home charging station for their garage. It requires a 240v outlet, similar to one used for a washer or dryer, and VW dealerships can connect you with local electricians for quick and easy home installation. The Level 2 charger can charge your VW from 0%-100% in as little as 6 hours and 15 minutes, which is up to 58 km of range per hour*, so you and your vehicle can wake up ready to go in the morning. 

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Charging on the Go

While charging at home is a convenience exclusive to EVs, anyone who's ever driven is used to having to give their vehicle some juice while on the road. That's where public charging stations equipped with Level 2 and/or DC fast chargers come into play.

  • Level 2 Public Charging: Found at various locations like malls and restaurants, providing a convenient way to charge while out and about.

  • DC Fast Chargers: Ideal for quick recharges during longer trips, akin to electric gas stations, often located near highways for easy access.

  • Finding Chargers: Utilize your vehicle's navigation system or the Electrify Canada app to locate nearby chargers and check availability.

  • Public Charging Costs: ID.4 owners can enjoy complimentary DC fast charging for up to 4 years or 1400 kWh on the Electrify Canada network, whichever comes first.

Good to know when you go EV

Myth: Humans only use 10% of their brain.

Reality: Volkswagen EVs go further than you may think on a 100% charge.

In fact, our latest generation of EVs can go up to 468 km on one charge*. Still, the saying "mileage may vary" rings true, so think of your load, driving conditions, and weather forecast before you hit the road.

*Combined range estimate based on Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) approved guidelines and testing methods. Please refer to NRCan's Fuel Consumption Guide available at https://fcr-ccc.nrcan-rncan.gc.ca/en for more information. Full charge required. Actual driving range will vary based on driving and charging habits, weather and temperature, terrain, use of HVAC and accessories, battery age and vehicle condition. Battery capacity decreases with time and use. See owner's manual for details.  

It depends really, both on your battery size and what you charge it with. So, let's work our way from "Come on, let's go!" to "What's the hurry?":

A 400V+ DC fast charger can add about 9-10 km of range every minute, with a charging session usually lasting half an hour.

A 240V charger installed at home (or at work) can fully charge a 400 km EV in about 8-10 hours, enough for you to start (or end) your day all charged up.

A 120V regular outlet can be used with the included home charger to fully charge a 400 km EV in just over 2 days (or a weekend at the cottage).

Keep in mind, you don't need a full charge to fully enjoy your Volkswagen EV. So, charge it as you need it to keep your battery in tip-top shape.

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.

Just like your phone, your EV gives you a heads-up when it's low on juice then switches to energy-saving mode. When it does, just pop open the integrated Volkswagen Car-Net® system and get shown the way to the nearest public charger.

Your battery also has an inaccessible reserve of energy that helps minimizes any damage from running out of accessible energy.

If you happen to hit any snags, as an EV owner, you get Volkswagen Roadside Assistance. Just call 1-800-411-6688 and we'll get you home, to your destination, or to the nearest public fast charging station.

So far, 11,000 of them in over 5,000 locations across the county -- and that's just a start. We've teamed up with Electrify Canada to install more chargers closer to you.

Find yours and learn more about Canada's fastest-growing charging network at www.electrify-canada.ca.

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Welcome to Volkswagen's electric revolution, where innovation meets sustainability. Explore the future of driving as we compare the advantages of electric vehicles (EVs) versus traditional gas-powered vehicles. Join us on a journey towards cleaner, smarter, and more connected mobility. Discover the power, precision, and eco-conscious ethos that define the Volkswagen EV experience.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Gas Vehicles represent two distinct paradigms in the automotive world, each with its set of advantages and considerations. Here are key differences between the two:

Power Source:

  • Electric Vehicles: Powered by electricity stored in batteries. Energy is supplied to electric motors to drive the vehicle.

  • Gas Vehicles: Rely on internal combustion engines fueled by gasoline or diesel.

Environmental Impact:

  • Electric Vehicles: Tend to have lower carbon emissions, especially in regions with a significant share of renewable energy sources.

  • Gas Vehicles: Contribute to air pollution through the combustion of fossil fuels, releasing greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

Fueling Infrastructure:

  • Electric Vehicles: Require charging stations, which are expanding but may still be less prevalent than gas stations in some areas.

  • Gas Vehicles: Benefit from a well-established network of gas stations globally.

Range and Refueling Time:

  • Electric Vehicles: Often have shorter ranges compared to gas vehicles, and charging times can vary, with fast-charging stations offering quicker options.

  • Gas Vehicles: Typically have longer ranges and can refuel quickly at gas stations.


  • Electric Vehicles: Generally have fewer moving parts, resulting in potentially lower maintenance costs over the vehicle's lifespan.

  • Gas Vehicles: May have more complex systems and require regular maintenance such as oil changes, transmission checks, etc.

Cost of Ownership:

  • Electric Vehicles: Higher upfront costs, but lower operating costs due to efficiency and fewer maintenance needs.

  • Gas Vehicles: Often have lower initial costs but may incur higher fuel and maintenance expenses over time.


  • Electric Vehicles: Known for instant torque delivery, providing quick acceleration and a smooth driving experience.

  • Gas Vehicles: Traditional engines may have a different torque delivery, and performance varies based on the engine type and design.


  • Electric Vehicles: Tend to be quieter, with the option for artificial sounds to alert pedestrians.

  • Gas Vehicles: Produce the familiar engine noise associated with combustion.

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