Volkswagen e-Golf

Battery Electric Vehicle

£26,345Price from

20.5 kWh *Useable Battery

80 miReal Range

255 Wh/miEfficiency

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Price from (last known) £26,345

Availability Out of production
Available from June 2014
Available until June 2016
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 15
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.
The price also includes the applicable Plug-In Car Grant of £4500 at the time the vehicle was last available.

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Performance

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
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 24.2 kWh
Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->80 mi) 6h45m
Charge Speed 12 mph
Battery Useable* 20.5 kWh
Fastcharge Port CCS
FC Port Location Right Side - Rear
Fastcharge Power (max) 44 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (8->64 mi) 22 min
Fastcharge Speed 150 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 80 mi
Vehicle Consumption 255 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 158 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 118 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 170 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 233 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
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

Length 4255 mm
Width 1799 mm
Height 1452 mm
Wheelbase 2631 mm
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

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle 10.9 m
Car Body Hatchback
Segment Small Family Car
Roof Rails No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2019-20

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

Financial Year 2020-21

BIK Tax Rate 0%
P11D Value from £30,790
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £0
BIK @ 20% £0 pcm
BIK @ 40% £0 pcm
BIK @ 45% £0 pcm

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from £30,790
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £308
BIK @ 20% £5 pcm
BIK @ 40% £10 pcm
BIK @ 45% £12 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

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 power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point 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 † 22 min 150 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 44 kW † 41 kW † 22 min 150 mph
CCS (350 kW DC) 44 kW † 41 kW † 22 min 150 mph
Charge Curve

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.

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All about the Volkswagen e-Golf

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. 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).

Pricing

The Volkswagen e-Golf had 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 was eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £4,500. 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.

Energy Consumption

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.

CO2 Emission

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.