Volkswagen Golf GTE

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £29,265

Availability Current model
Available from February 2017
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £350 pcm

Annual VED £130
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group 25-26
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 £2500. 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 (Electric Only) between 14 - 29 mi

City - Cold Weather 20 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 14 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 17 mi
City - Mild Weather 29 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 17 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 22 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 7.6 sec
Top Speed 138 mph
Electric Range 19 mi
Fuel Range 373 mi
Total Power 150 kW (201 hp)
Total Torque 258 lb-ft
Drive Front
Fuel Petrol

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->19 mi) 2h15m
Charge Speed 9 mph
Battery Useable* 7.0 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 19 mi
Vehicle Consumption 365 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 110 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 31 mi
Rated Consumption 180 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 225 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent 221 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 180 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 (Electric Only) between 240 - 500 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 350 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 500 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 410 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 240 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 410 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 315 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.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 166 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 38 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 55 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 120 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 487 mi
Total Range NEDC 518 mi
Fuel Tank 40 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 141 / 66 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 47 / 101 g/km
Battery Empty Real 43 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 155 g/km
Fuel Range Real 373 mi
Total Range Real 392 mi
Engine Displacement 1,395 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 1515 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 272 L
Cargo Volume Max 1162 L
Length 4370 mm
Width 1799 mm
Height 1449 mm
Wheelbase 2626 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 13%
P11D Value from £31,710
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £4,122
BIK @ 20% £69 pcm
BIK @ 40% £137 pcm
BIK @ 45% £155 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. 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 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 3h45m 5 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 2h15m 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h15m 9 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h15m 9 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h15m 9 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the Volkswagen Golf GTE

Pricing

The Volkswagen Golf GTE has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £31,100 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £31,765. 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 £29,265.

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 138 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Volkswagen Golf GTE has a total capacity of 8.7 kWh. The usable capacity is 7 kWh (estimate). A range of about 19 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 14 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 29 mi.

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 15 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 3 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Volkswagen Golf GTE is about 365 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 110 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 500 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 240 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Golf GTE has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 392 mi, of which about 19 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 43 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 141 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 66 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 166 mpg and a range of 487 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

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 155 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, 47 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 101 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 38 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.

Go to the Golf GTE on the official Volkswagen website.

Preceding model

The model shown on this page is the successor of the Volkswagen Golf GTE, which was available from September 2014 until February 2017. The previous model was £1130 less expensive, had 3 mi more range, same acceleration and was 8% more energy efficient.

Preceding model Volkswagen Golf GTE