As an Official Partner of Volkswagen, We Will Show You How to Charge Your Volkswagen Electric Car Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own Charging Station at Home.
Everything you Need to Know About Charging your Volkswagen Electric Car at a Glance
Reach Full Charge in 5.5 hours
It only takes around 5.5 hours to fully charge the Vokswagen e-Golf with up to 7.2kW of charging power. Charging times for other Volkswagen models are listed in the technical data below.
Type 2 Plug
Charging is performed using a type 2 plug. Make sure you select a charging station with integrated charging cable or a compatible mode 3 charging cable.
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The resistant option: For your type 2 electric car, such as VW e-up!
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Charging at a CEE Industrial Socket
You can charge your Volkswagen electric car anywhere while you are out and about – provided that you have a mobile charging station, such as the NRGkick, and the right adapters. The Volkswagen e-Golf can be charged with up to 7.2kW of charging power at any 32 A CEE industrial socket, just like using the charging station at home. Other Volkswagen models, such as the Volkswagen e-up!, can achieve up to 3.7 kW.
Charging at Public Charging Stations
You can also charge up your Volkswagen electric car at public charging stations. However, most providers of public charging stations will require that you register with them beforehand. As a result, public charging needs good planning. The be.ENERGISED system from has.to.be enables drivers of electric cars to pay for charging easily and directly online via PayPal or credit card, without the need of a prior registration.
Technical Data and Special Features of all Volkswagen Models
|Technical data¹ and charging times (as of 02.2017)||e-Golf||e-Golf (until 2016)||Golf GTE||e-up!||Passat GTE|
|Battery capacity:||35.8 kWh||24.2 kWh||8.7 kWh||18.7 kWh||9.9 kWh|
|Energy usage²:||12,7 kWh/100km||12.7 kWh/100km||12.0-11.4 kWh/100km||11.7 kWh/100km||12.5-13.2 kWh|
|Range (NEFZ)³:||300 km||190 km||45-50 km||160 km||50 km|
|Top speed:||150 km/h||140 km/h||222 km/h||130 km/h||225 km/h|
|Socket type:||Type 2||Type 2||Type 2||Type 2||Type 2|
|Max. charging capacity:||7.2 kW||3,6 kW||3,6 kW||3,6 kW||3.6 kW|
|Charging time with max. charging capacity⁴:||5.5 hours||7 hours||2.5 hours||6 hours||2.5 hours|
|Charging time using standard domestic socket (2,3 kW)⁴:||17 hours||11 hours||4 hours||9 hours||4.5 hours|
|Charging power depending on vehicle specifications|
|Basic package:||7.2 kW (two-phase, 16 A)||3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)||3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)||3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)||3.7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)|
¹ Source: Volkswagen AG ² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined) ³ Approximate NEFZ distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101 ⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion.
Special Features when Charging Your Volkswagen e-Golf:
The Volkswagen e-Golf is the fully electric brother of the classic Golf. The electric car impresses with a 24.2 kWh battery and a realistic driving range of 190 km. Please note that the range may vary slightly depending on road conditions, your driving style and the season (according to NEDC)*. You can charge the Volkswagen e-Golf at home at a charging power of up to 3.6 kW using a wallbox. With a battery capacity of 24.2 kWh and a charging power of 3.6 kW, you will be able to enjoy the full driving range after approximately 7 hours of charging.
You can charge the car using a type 2 plug and also at 2.3 kW with a mode 2 charging cable via a separately fused domestic socket. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 11 hours. The wallbox will not only allow you to charge your Volkswagen e-Golf safely, but also nearly twice as quickly as using a domestic socket.
Special Features when Charging Your Volkswagen Golf GTE:
Volkswagen wants to bring electric mobility closer to the customer with the Volkswagen Golf GTE. Those driving the Golf GTE can choose between two modes: electric or petrol-powered driving. The plug-in hybrid comes with a small 8.7 kWh battery, which can be used to drive for a range of up to 50 km (according to NEDC). This range always depends on factors such as road conditions, your driving style and the season. You can charge your Volkswagen GTE at home with ease using a wallbox. With a battery capacity of 8.7 kWh and a charging power of 3.6 kW, you will be able to enjoy the full driving range after just 2.5 or so hours of charging.
It’s also entirely possible to charge the car at 2.3 kW using a domestic socket. You will need a type 2 plug and a mode 2 charging cable for charging. However, for safety reasons, we would advise against charging it regularly via a domestic socket, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 4 hours. On the other hand, you can charge your car safely and almost twice as quickly using a 3.7 kW wallbox.
Special Features when Charging Your Volkswagen e-up!:
The Volkswagen e-up! is Volkswagen’s first mass-produced electric car. The basic model of the Volkswagen e-up! comes with an 18.7 kWh battery, which offers a real range of up to 160 km (according to NEDC). Factors such as road conditions, your driving style and the season also affect the range. You can charge your Volkswagen e-up! at home with ease using a wallbox. With a battery capacity of 18.7 kWh and a charging power of 3.6 kW, the battery will be fully charged after just 5.5 hours or so of charging.
It’s also possible to charge your Volkswagen e-up! from a conventional domestic socket at 2.3 kW, for which you will need a mode 2 charging cable. In order to ensure safety in the long term, however, we advise against charging from a domestic socket. The main reason for this is that charging from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for almost 8.5 hours. A suitable 3.7 kW wallbox will not only allow you to charge your Volkswagen e-Golf safely, but also nearly twice as quickly as using a domestic socket.
Special Features when Charging Your Volkswagen Passat GTE:
The Volkswagen Passat GTE is another plug-in hybrid in the Volkswagen range. The Passat GTE comes with a 9.9 kWh battery, which offers an electric driving range of 50 km (according to NEDC). The range may be affected by elements such as road conditions, your driving style and the season. You can charge your Volkswagen Passat GTE at home with ease using a wallbox. It takes just around 2.5 hours to charge the 9.9 kWh battery fully at a charging power of 3.6 kWh. You can also charge the Volkswagen Passat GTE from a fused domestic socket at a charging power of 2.3 kW, but will need a type 2 plug and a mode 2 charging cable to do so. We advise our customers not to charge their electric cars from domestic sockets in the long term, however, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 4 hours and therefore poses a safety risk. The 3.7 kW wallbox will not only allow you to charge your Volkswagen Passat GTE safely, but also nearly one and a half times as quickly as using a domestic socket.