This is our guide to owning and driving a Volkswagen e-Golf. We’ll be covering things on a need-to-know basis from charging times to range.
A very welcome addition to the electric vehicle market, Volkswagen have definitely impressed drivers with the e-Golf. It’s pretty much identical to its combustion engine counterpart, with the addition of some fresh, blue detailing and LED light shape.
There are two types of charge points you can purchase from us at Auto Charge Point: 3.6kW and 7kW. Both vary in price and obviously, power. Read up on them in more detail here. Which charge point you have will ultimately affect the charge time of your e-Golf. The figures below detail a full, typical charge:
Standard 3-pin plug (wall socket)
- 12-15 hours
3.7kW charging point
- 7-8 hours
7kW charging point
- 4-5 hours
These charging times are meant as guidelines only – we always recommend plugging your electric vehicle in overnight for maximum benefit. Of course, this might not always be possible but it’s definitely the easiest way to get that peace of mind before you set off on your journey.
It’s important to know what kind of range you’ll be getting when you invest in an electric car. At the same time, you should also bear in mind that there are a number of factors that will affect your car’s base range. Driving fast down a motorway, cold weather and heavy traffic: all events that can play a part in reducing your range. However, as long as you consider these when planning your journey, you should be all set.
- First edition e-Golf approximately 120 miles
- 2017 e-Golf approximately 180 miles
Charging and running costs
- Overnight rate 10p per kWh
- Cost per mile 2p