New owners, who lease or purchase the car, will be able to fast charge for three years at no additional cost to the vehicle’s purchase price, although the promotion is non-transferable and not available for commercial use, such as ridesharing.
The announcement is not a surprise in any way, as Electrify America is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, established to handle post-Dieselgate's requirements regarding building charging infrastructure and other EV-related tasks.
Currently, Electrify America has more than 470 stations with more than 2,000 individual fast chargers. By the end of 2021, those numbers are expected to increase to around 800 stations and 3,500 fast chargers.
Prices and brief specs of the ID.4 in the U.S. will be released soon, at the unveiling on September 23, 2020. The ID.4 should charge at up to 125 kW (the top battery version).
Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America said:
“The ID.4 was engineered, loaded and priced to win the hearts of SUV owners who are simply ready to go electric—and fall in love with Volkswagen again. By adding three years of fast charging at no additional cost through Electrify America, we are eliminating all barriers for mainstream compact SUV buyers to go electric.”