2021 Volkswagen ID.4 at an Electrify America charging station

Five things to do while charging your VW ID.4 EV

June 21, 2022 
2 minute read

Across the United States, public fast-charging stations are rapidly appearing at shopping malls, grocery stores and gas stations – making it easier, quicker and more convenient than ever to charge your electric vehicle on the go.

Electrify AmericaOpens an external link, is the nation’s largest open DC fast charging network with more than 800 charging stations and over 3,500 ultra-fast DC fast chargers. Electrify America continues to expand rapidly, with plans to have more than 1,800 charging stations with 10,000 ultra-fast chargers installed or under development in the United States and Canada by 2026.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 all wheel drive
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD

Many EV owners choose to install at-home charging stations for convenience or easy overnight charging, but weekend road trips or long, scenic drives may require a refresh at a public charging station. So, whether you are a new EV owner or considering buying one in the future, here are five ideas on how to pass the time while charging your Volkswagen ID.4 EV.


Rest and relax

Recharge yourself at the same time as your vehicle with a quick self-care break. In the ID.4, drivers and front-seat passengers can retract the sunshade and use six-way adjustable seats with power recline to get comfortable for a quick and refreshing nap.


Move yourself

You can use to the time to stretch your legs and go on a walk around the neighborhood. However, remember to be mindful of EV charger etiquette and remember to not let your EV take up the charger once you've completed powering up.

Electrify America mobile app
Electrify America mobile app
Enjoy in-car entertainment

If you’re not tired, take advantage of the ID.4 in-car WiFi or Car-Net Hotspot to stream your favorite movie or television show on up to four compatible devices. Don’t worry about getting distracted – the Electrify America appOpens an external link will send you a notification once your vehicle has reached your desired charging level.


Indulge in a massage

A premier feature available in some ID.4 trims is its front seats with built-in, four-way massage lumbar and memory. After several hours of driving, a massage might just be what you need to get back in action. Take it a step further by activating the available 30-color ambient lighting option for a fun and full sensory experience.


Stop and shop

Most Electrify America charging stations are conveniently located at gas stations, grocery stores, outlet centers, hotels, and large retailers, among other locations. While you wait for your vehicle to charge, step inside to buy groceries, grab a cup of coffee, shop for clothes or stock-up on household goods. If you’re not in the mood to shop, keep it simple and treat yourself to your favorite snacks while you wait.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4

ID.4 owners receive three years of 30-minute fast charging sessions with Electrify America included at no additional cost.  Click here for more information on the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 EV.