32.0 kWh *Useable Battery
120 miReal Range
Price from £28,870
|Available from||May 2017|
Lease (BCH) from £375 pcm
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|
|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|
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 Power||40 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (12->96 mi)||35 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||140 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Vehicle Consumption||265 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||152 mpg|
|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 Consumption||210 Wh/mi|
|Vehicle Consumption||220 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||190 mpg|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||181 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.
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|
Dimensions and Weight
|Weight Empty||1540 kg|
|Cargo Volume||341 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||1231 L|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||0 kg|
|Towing Weight Braked||0 kg|
|Roof Load||75 kg|
|Isofix||Yes, 2 seats|
|Turning Circle||10.9 m|
|Segment||Small Family Car|
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|
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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||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 (175 kW DC)||40 kW †||40 kW †||35 min||140 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
All about the Volkswagen e-Golf
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.
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.
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.