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It's a simple software handshake. DC fast charging already includes quite a bit of communication back and forth. Recall that the car tells the charging station how much current it wants at any given time during the charge cycle, not the other way around.

If the charger in the ID.4 can be firmware upgraded, hopefully via regular over the air updates, this should be a possibility later on.
 

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Out of Spec Motoring mentioned on their review of the ID.4 that it does support Plug and Charge. It's at 3:51 in the video. Given that he test drove the vehicle yesterday, and talked to a lot of VW folks, I think he got that straight.
 

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Out of Spec Motoring mentioned on their review of the ID.4 that it does support Plug and Charge. It's at 3:51 in the video. Given that he test drove the vehicle yesterday, and talked to a lot of VW folks, I think he got that straight.
He mentioned it's coming in 2022 as an OTA software update, right? In general, it was great to hear that VW has designed virtually everything to be update-able via OTA updates.
 

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I will really look forward to plug and charge. Having to fuss with your phone to charge is a bummer. The charger communicates with you vehicle when plugged in, it should be a no brainer!
 

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I will really look forward to plug and charge. Having to fuss with your phone to charge is a bummer. The charger communicates with you vehicle when plugged in, it should be a no brainer!
I agree, neat tech, and EA's app isn't great . However have you tried activating charging using NFC? Nothing more required than unlocking the phone and tapping — pretty seamless compared to clicking through the app.
 

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I agree, neat tech, and EA's app isn't great . However have you tried activating charging using NFC? Nothing more required than unlocking the phone and tapping — pretty seamless compared to clicking through the app.
Do you even need to unlock the phone?

I have a wallet card for EVgo - I can just hold that up to the charger. Actually just hold my wallet up to the charger.
 

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I agree, neat tech, and EA's app isn't great . However have you tried activating charging using NFC? Nothing more required than unlocking the phone and tapping — pretty seamless compared to clicking through the app.
Unfortunately, neither of our phones have NFC.
 

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I agree, neat tech, and EA's app isn't great . However have you tried activating charging using NFC? Nothing more required than unlocking the phone and tapping — pretty seamless compared to clicking through the app.
I assume this is an apple feature.
 

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I assume this is an apple feature.
Actually it is a software feature that VW has failed to come up with yet for the ID4. It is not phone type dependent. All owners need to bug VW to get on the ball make it available for the ID4. Gee, they own the vehicles and the charges you would think they would have had this feature from the get go!
 

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Actually it is a software feature that VW has failed to come up with yet for the ID4. It is not phone type dependent. All owners need to bug VW to get on the ball make it available for the ID4. Gee, they own the vehicles and the charges you would think they would have had this feature from the get go!
I think the main focus has been on squishing bugs, and that probably took priority over adding features.
 

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The Plug-and-Charge standard was ratified in November last year. I’m quite surprised that Ford supports it already on the Mach-E, and not surprised to read that there are glitches. I prefer letting EA and Ford work out the kinks, and get it enabled in our ID4s when truly ready. We have enough other SW issues, don’t need one more.
 

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Actually it is a software feature that VW has failed to come up with yet for the ID4. It is not phone type dependent. All owners need to bug VW to get on the ball make it available for the ID4. Gee, they own the vehicles and the charges you would think they would have had this feature from the get go!
I tried this twice yesterday - and both times it just tried to charge my debit card via google pay. Chargepoint works (on chargpoint chargers), where you have the app open, and the NFC works.
 

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I tried this twice yesterday - and both times it just tried to charge my debit card via google pay. Chargepoint works (on chargpoint chargers), where you have the app open, and the NFC works.
There is a separate NFC reader for tapping to authenticate with your EA account off to the right of the credit card NFC reader, at least that's where it is on the EA charger I'm familiar with.
 
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