Volkswagen e-Golf

Battery Electric Vehicle

£28,870Price from

32.0 kWh *Useable Battery

120 miReal Range

265 Wh/miEfficiency

Price from £28,870

Availability In production
Available from May 2017
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £375 pcm

Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 26
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range between 85 - 175 mi

City - Cold Weather 115 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 85 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 100 mi
City - Mild Weather 175 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 105 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 135 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 9.6 sec
Top Speed 93 mph
Electric Range 120 mi
Total Power 100 kW (134 hp)
Total Torque 214 lb-ft
Drive Front

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 35.8 kWh
Port Location Right Side - Rear
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 7.2 kW AC
Charge Time (0->120 mi) 5h15m
Charge Speed 23 mph
Battery Useable* 32.0 kWh
FC Port Location Right Side - Rear
Fastcharge Port CCS
Fastcharge Power 40 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (12->96 mi) 35 min
Fastcharge Speed 140 mph

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 120 mi
Vehicle Consumption 265 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 152 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 186 mi
Rated Consumption 200 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 170 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 198 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 236 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.

Real Energy Consumption between 180 - 375 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 275 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 375 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 320 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 180 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 300 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 235 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1540 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 341 L
Cargo Volume Max 1231 L
Length 4270 mm
Width 1799 mm
Height 1450 mm
Wheelbase 2631 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £32,315
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £4,201
BIK @ 20% £70 pcm
BIK @ 40% £140 pcm
BIK @ 45% £158 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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Hyundai IONIQ ElectricHyundai IONIQ Electric £2,125 less expensive 5 mi more range 3% slower acceleration 13% more energy efficient 86% faster fastcharging
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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. 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 16h30m 7 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.6 kW † 10h30m 11 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.6 kW † 10h30m 11 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 2x16A 7.2 kW † 5h15m 23 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 2x16A 7.2 kW † 5h15m 23 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) 40 kW † 40 kW † 35 min 140 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 40 kW † 40 kW † 35 min 140 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 40 kW † 40 kW † 35 min 140 mph

† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle

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All about the Volkswagen e-Golf

Pricing

The Volkswagen e-Golf has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £31,715 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £32,370. 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 £3,500. 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 £28,870.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Volkswagen e-Golf is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Volkswagen e-Golf is 100 kW (134 hp). The maximum torque is 214 lb-ft. The Volkswagen e-Golf is front wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 9.6 seconds. The top speed is 93 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Volkswagen e-Golf has a total capacity of 35.8 kWh. The usable capacity is 32 kWh (estimate). A range of about 120 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.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 85 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 175 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7.2 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 15 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 16 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 40 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 40 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 35 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 80 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen e-Golf is about 265 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 152 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. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 375 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 180 Wh per mile.

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.

More information from Volkswagen

The link below will open the page of the e-Golf on the official Volkswagen site.

Go to the e-Golf on the official Volkswagen website.