Plug in Car Grant - Upcoming ChangesOn 11th October the Government announced changes to the Plug in Car Grant. These changes will mean that Category 2 and 3 vehicles like the Volkswagen Golf GTE will no longer be eligible for the grant. The new rates will come into effect by 23:59 on 9 November at the latest. Additionally, the Goverment has set a limit of 6000 new Category 2/3 orders before the grant will expire.
Remaining orders for Category 2/3 as of 15:30 19/10/2018: 33
This electric vehicle is no longer for saleA new model is available:
Price from £28,135
|Available from||September 2014|
|Available until||February 2017|
Lease (BCH) from £250 pcm
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph||7.6 sec|
|Top Speed||135 mph|
|Electric Range||22 mi|
|Fuel Range||423 mi|
|Total Power||150 kW (201 hp)|
|Total Torque||258 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity||8.7 kWh|
|Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power||3.7 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->22 mi)||2h30m|
|Charge Speed||9 mph|
|Battery Useable*||7.4 kWh|
|FC Port Location||-|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||335 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||120 mpg|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||235 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||170 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.
|Rated NEDC||188 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||35 g/km|
|Battery Empty NEDC||63 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||106 g/km|
|Fuel Range NEDC||552 mi|
|Total Range NEDC||583 mi|
|Fuel Tank||40 L|
|Real 15/30/60 mi||0 / 157 / 74 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||0 / 42 / 89 g/km|
|Battery Empty Real||49 mpg|
|» CO2 Emissions||136 g/km|
|Fuel Range Real||423 mi|
|Total Range Real||445 mi|
|Engine Displacement||1,395 cc|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1499 kg|
|Cargo Volume||272 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1162 L|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from||£30,580|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK)||£3,975|
|BIK @ 20%||£66 pcm|
|BIK @ 40%||£133 pcm|
|BIK @ 45%||£149 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 Golf GTE. 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||4 hours||6 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||2h30m||9 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||2h30m||9 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||2h30m||9 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW †||2h30m||9 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
All about the Volkswagen Golf GTE
No longer available
This electric vehicle is no longer available. The Volkswagen Golf GTE was available from September 2014 until February 2017. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Volkswagen Golf GTE.
A new model of the Volkswagen Golf GTE (2014) is available: Volkswagen Golf GTE (2017).
The Volkswagen Golf GTE has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £29,980 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £30,635. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Volkswagen Golf GTE is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £2,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Volkswagen Golf GTE is £28,135.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Volkswagen Golf GTE is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Volkswagen Golf GTE is 150 kW (201 hp). The maximum torque is 258 lb-ft. The Volkswagen Golf GTE is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.6 seconds. The top speed is 135 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Volkswagen Golf GTE has a total capacity of 8.7 kWh. The usable capacity is 7.4 kWh (estimate). A range of about 22 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 2 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 4 hours.
Rapid charging is not possible.
The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen Golf GTE is about 335 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 120 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 Golf GTE has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 445 mi, of which about 22 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.
When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 49 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 157 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 74 mpg over a 60 mile trip.
The combined average consumption of petrol of the Volkswagen Golf GTE will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 188 mpg and a range of 552 mi are irrelevant in practice.
While driving in full-electric mode, the Volkswagen Golf GTE will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Volkswagen Golf GTE will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.
When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 136 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.
CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 42 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 89 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 35 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.
More information from Volkswagen
The link below will open the page of the Golf GTE on the official Volkswagen site.