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Does anyone know if the VW ID 4 tracks charging info? I'm curious to know my annual home charging costs for the EV. I can do this through an upgraded level 2 wall charger but need to pay a few hundred more for that option. I've seen the EVNotify app but don't want to leave a dongle plugged into the ID 4 all the time to get this info.

Also, can the ID 4 notify the state of charge of the vehicle by phone app to the user? This would be handy if you're away from the vehicle while its charging somewhere other than home. I know the EVNotify will do this too, but I'd rather not have to deal with a dongle.
 

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Does anyone know if the VW ID 4 tracks charging info? I'm curious to know my annual home charging costs for the EV. I can do this through an upgraded level 2 wall charger but need to pay a few hundred more for that option. I've seen the EVNotify app but don't want to leave a dongle plugged into the ID 4 all the time to get this info.

Also, can the ID 4 notify the state of charge of the vehicle by phone app to the user? This would be handy if you're away from the vehicle while its charging somewhere other than home. I know the EVNotify will do this too, but I'd rather not have to deal with a dongle.
At this point, that feature has not surfaced in my research. If you are looking for no-cost option to gain this insight you might need to wait. There are other options for monitoring energy usage such as Emporia, Sense, Eyedro, etc. These range from $100-300 and will give you much more that just energy delivered to your EV, some can monitor individual circuits.

If you are an iOS user the Car-Net app does have Shortcuts / Siri integration, so you could build an automation to query and deliver that kind of information. And if you have a HomeBridge in your HomeKit environment you could even enable some independent trigger events to query and deliver the SOC. Not the most elegant solution, but possible.
 

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Anything reported on EV or app will report energy used after EVSE or after AC-DC inverter...so to see true energy before any losses you will need smart EVSE or something attached (on EVSE supply wire)on wire leads for measuring energy
 

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At this point, that feature has not surfaced in my research. If you are looking for no-cost option to gain this insight you might need to wait. There are other options for monitoring energy usage such as Emporia, Sense, Eyedro, etc. These range from $100-300 and will give you much more that just energy delivered to your EV, some can monitor individual circuits.

If you are an iOS user the Car-Net app does have Shortcuts / Siri integration, so you could build an automation to query and deliver that kind of information. And if you have a HomeBridge in your HomeKit environment you could even enable some independent trigger events to query and deliver the SOC. Not the most elegant solution, but possible.
What's the plugin for Homebridge? I haven't been able to find one.
 

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Anything reported on EV or app will report energy used after EVSE or after AC-DC inverter...so to see true energy before any losses you will need smart EVSE or something attached (on EVSE supply wire)on wire leads for measuring energy
I ended up buying a Flo x-5 EVSE. It's a level 2 charger that lets me track the energy consumption for EV charging at home. We have a grid-tied solar array and I'm interested in parsing the amount of draw on our system for upcoming ID.4. We're currently using the new EVSE as an upgrade from level 1 charging for our Chevy Volt.

This model of Flo charger includes PLC (power line communication) which in turn, through my home network, transmits the information to my phone. Pretty sweet....but I really wanted a bi-directional charger. That's a bit of a pipe dream for now. I know that VW is talking about marketing one in the next few years, but from what I understand today they won't be cheap!
 

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I ended up buying a Flo x-5 EVSE. It's a level 2 charger that lets me track the energy consumption for EV charging at home. We have a grid-tied solar array and I'm interested in parsing the amount of draw on our system for upcoming ID.4. We're currently using the new EVSE as an upgrade from level 1 charging for our Chevy Volt.

This model of Flo charger includes PLC (power line communication) which in turn, through my home network, transmits the information to my phone. Pretty sweet....but I really wanted a bi-directional charger. That's a bit of a pipe dream for now. I know that VW is talking about marketing one in the next few years, but from what I understand today they won't be cheap!
What you need with Solar is EVSE that can automatically adjust depending on your energy delivered during EV charging and lower or increase automatically depending on your household requirements. But integration of Solar and EV are priceless ......My house in Spain is 90 kWh and have Tesla roadster as my first EV ...here in US i have VW ID4 and Tesla 3....both are company owned i just happen to work on them
 
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