Speaking at VW’s annual media conference, company chairman Herbert Diess said the new home boxes and European EV chargers would be available by 2020 – just in time for the launch of the brand’s first purpose-built EV, the ID hatch (pictured below).
“Our aim is to make driving electric vehicles as simple, comfortable and clean as possible,” said Diess. “We will supply private households with charging solutions; our wallbox for home use at €300 [about £266] will be affordable for everyone.”
The fast-charging network is being rolled out via a consortium named Ionity that features BMW, Daimler and Ford. Fifty chargers have already been installed and 50 more are due before the end of this year, with each offering up to 350kWh of power – more than double that of Tesla’s Superchargers.