Ok, but what is the kw rating? Is it 24kw like Harley dealers, 50kw or even more?My dealer indicates that they "are going to the top tier participation level for electrification" -- not sure what that means corporately -- but they are installing two level 3 DC fast chargers at their store that will be free to use for all their ID.4 customers.
Free L2 charging is like free coffee in the waiting room. It's a nice perk but irrelevant. I think the main reason the dealers need the chargers is to demonstrate to new EV buyers (or NOOBS as my son would call them) how the process works.My dealer told me that VW required all dealers to install a charger in order to be qualified to sell the ID.4. The only thing my salesperson knew about it was that it was a L2 charger.
The cost for an L2 isn't all that great - mainly some wiring. And they need to have one that the service people can use in a pinch.Free L2 charging is like free coffee in the waiting room. It's a nice perk but irrelevant. I think the main reason the dealers need the chargers is to demonstrate to new EV buyers (or NOOBS as my son would call them) how the process works.
I mean that isn't really on VW, Electrify America while funded by VW is separate. You get 3 years where its available. They'll be expanding but not sure where and when kinda thing. I wouldn't hold you breath on dealership charging.My wife makes the argument that we are supposed to get 3 years of free charging from EA. The nearest one to us is 45 minutes away so the least VW should do is allow us to charge for free at their dealerships. I’m not holding my breath for that to happen. Plus, if it’s not a DC fast charge I certainly don’t want to sit around at a VW shop for hours.