Volkswagen e-Golf (2017)

The complete guide to charging your Volkswagen e-Golf (2017), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

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Range (WLTP):

144 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


The second edition of the e-Golf saw all round improvements, but particularly to the battery and range. Using the familiarity of the iconic Golf shape to make the transition to electric feel manageable, the e-Golf is a really solid, full-battery electric option. It also bodes well for Volkswagen's upcoming "I.D." range.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Volkswagen e-Golf

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Volkswagen e-Golf from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 16 h 9 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 10 h 14 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 5 h 27 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 5 h 27 m/h
50kW Public Locations 40 min 76 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 40 min 76 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Volkswagen e-Golf with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.2kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.2kW
Rapid: CCS

Max DC rate: 40kW
Connector location: Right side - Rear
Connector location: Right side - Rear

Where you can charge a Volkswagen e-Golf

Place Volkswagen e-Golf Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Volkswagen e-Golf

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network is usually free through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £4.51 3.69p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £5.03 6.84p

* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 26p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers.

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £449*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team

* Price includes £350 OLEV grant, full price £799.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 144 miles
Official range (NEDC*) 186 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 122 miles

* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph 9.6 seconds
Top speed 93 mph
Engine power 134 bhp / 100kW
Torque 290 Nm
EV type Battery electric
Battery size 35.8 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 32 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 245 Wh/mile
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) 205 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 263 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 35 gCO2/km

*This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2019 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase,Tax & Grants

The Volkswagen e-Golf is eligible for the OLEV Plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. You will also benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

OTR price £31,075
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
20/21 0% £0
21/22 1% £310
22/23 2% £620

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

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Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £3,000 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.