The vehicle can be conveniently charged at home at a conventional household 230 volt power socket, and is fully charged in less than 4 hours. The car's charging port is located behind a flap on the front left side panel. All that's needed for charging is the included cable, which can be stored safely and compactly under the luggage compartment floor. A special seal protects the charging port and plug from the elements. A wallbox, a wall-mounted charging station specially developed for electromobility, can be used instead of a normal power socket. This unit offers increased charging power, making the charging process much quicker. A display in the instrument cluster informs the driver about the high-voltage battery's current level of charge.
Depending on various factors, for example the strength of the charge at the power source, devices actively consuming electricity in the car during the charging process and the use of a Wallbox, it takes approximately 3–4 hours for an empty high-voltage battery to recharge completely. During external charging, the passenger area can be pre-heated or cooled without affecting the charging status of the high-voltage battery. As a large proportion of driving is powered purely by electricity, travel costs can be significantly reduced.