20.5 kWh *Useable Battery
80 miReal Range
This electric vehicle is no longer for saleA new model is available:
Price from £26,345
|Availability||Out of production|
|Available from||June 2014|
|Available until||June 2016|
Lease (BCH) from £325 pcm
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||10.4 sec|
|Top Speed||87 mph|
|Electric Range||80 mi|
|Total Power||85 kW (114 hp)|
|Total Torque||199 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||24.2 kWh|
|Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->80 mi)||6h45m|
|Charge Speed||12 mph|
|Battery Useable*||20.5 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Right Side - Rear|
|Fastcharge Power||44 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (8->64 mi)||21 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||160 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||255 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||158 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||170 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||233 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1485 kg|
|Cargo Volume||380 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1270 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||10.9 m|
|Segment||Small Family Car|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||16%|
|P11D Value from||£30,790|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK)||£4,926|
|BIK @ 20%||£82 pcm|
|BIK @ 40%||£164 pcm|
|BIK @ 45%||£185 pcm|
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Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Volkswagen e-Golf. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||10h30m||8 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||6h45m||12 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||6h45m||12 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||6h45m||12 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||6h45m||12 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Volkswagen e-Golf.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||44 kW †||41 kW †||21 min||160 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||44 kW †||41 kW †||21 min||160 mph|
|CCS (350 kW DC)||44 kW †||41 kW †||21 min||160 mph|
Data made available by Fastned
† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle
Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.
All about the Volkswagen e-Golf
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer available. The Volkswagen e-Golf was available from June 2014 until June 2016. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Volkswagen e-Golf.
A new model of the Volkswagen e-Golf (2014) is available: Volkswagen e-Golf (2017).
The Volkswagen e-Golf has an On The Road Price (OTR) of £30,845. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volkswagen e-Golf is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volkswagen e-Golf is £26,345.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Volkswagen e-Golf is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Volkswagen e-Golf is 85 kW (114 hp). The maximum torque is 199 lb-ft. The Volkswagen e-Golf is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 10.4 seconds. The top speed is 87 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Volkswagen e-Golf has a total capacity of 24.2 kWh. The usable capacity is 20.5 kWh (estimate). A range of about 80 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 6 hours 45 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 10 hours 30 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 44 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 41 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 25 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 55 miles of range.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen e-Golf is about 255 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 158 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The Volkswagen e-Golf emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.