Charging Volkswagen Electric Cars

Charging Volkswagen EVs

When it comes to charging your Volkswagen EV, the model of Volkswagen that you have will determine how you should charge it. It is crucial that you consider what kind of equipment you are using for the charging, as poor-quality equipment can hinder charging times and damage your EVs battery. 

Investing in premium-quality charging equipment is a must with any EV, and this includes Volkswagen EVs. 

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Volkswagen PHEVs

Volkswagen also offers a range of PHEVs. At the moment there are four main Volkswagen plug-in hybrid cars available on the market:

● Volkswagen Golf GTE (2017) - 8.7 kWh battery
● Volkswagen Passat GTE (2015) - 9.9 kWh battery
● Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE (2015) - 9.9 kWh battery
● Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid (2021) - 10.4 kWh battery
● Volkswagen Touareg R eHybrid (2021) - 17.9 kWh battery

Charging A Volkswagen EV

The charging time for your Volkswagen EV will vary wildly, depending on the model of electric vehicle you have from Volkswagen as well as the year it was built. At the moment, there are five different Volkswagen EVs on the market, with multiple variants of each. However, the most modern variants are:

● Volkswagen e-Golf with a 35.8 kWh battery
● Volkswagen e-Up! (2020) with a 36.8 kWh battery
● Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S Variant with a 62 kWh battery
● Volkswagen ID.4 with an 82 kWh battery
● Volkswagen ID.5 with an 82 kWh battery

Do note that there are also two additional variants of the ID.3; the ID.3 Pure and the Id.3 Pro. There’s also a 2016 variant of the Volkswagen e-Up!

EV Cables Volkswagen

When you decide to invest in the future of travel by getting an electric vehicle, be it Volkswagen or not, you’ll need to invest in good EV cables. This will keep your charge times as punctual as possible.

At Smartly, we have a selection of cables suitable for your Volkswagen EV or PHEV such as:

Smartly Type 2 to Type 2 cables

EV Chargers Volkswagen

Equally as important to your home EV setup are high-end EV chargers capable of handling all your electric car charging needs. We provide a host of chargers here at Smartly, such as:

Easee One 7.4kW Single Phase Charger
EVBox BusinessLine Single Phase Charger
Wallbox Pulsar Max 7.4kW Single Phase Charger

All our cables are manufactured using premium materials in the UK. If you are not sure what cables, chargers or accessories are compatible with your vehicle, our vehicle selector tool.

Why Choose Smartly?

We have an excellent range of UK and European sourced products, but apart from this, we go above and beyond for our customers. We have a focus on educating our customers and doing the research so that you don’t need to.

We are proudly a carbon-neutral company business and have a close partnership with One Tree Planted. We plant 30 trees per month and an additional tree for every order received. We believe the future is in sustainability, and we are working to be as green as possible in our business ventures.

As there are many different models and variants of models, the time it takes to charge your Volkswagen will vary depending on the type of EV you have (and how old it is). For the most up to date variants:

The Volkswagen e-Golf will take:
● 16 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
●10 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 22kW charger
● 40 minutes to achieve 80% charge using a 50kW or a 150kW charger

The Volkswagen e-Up! will take:
● 36 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
● 10 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 10 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 22kW charger
● 40 minutes to achieve an 80% charge using a 50kW charger or 150 kW charger

The Volkswagen id.5 will take:
● 36 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
● 22 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 12 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 8 hours to achieve a full charge using a 22kW charger
● 60 minutes to achieve an 80% charge using a 50kW charger
● 30 minutes to achieve an 80% charge using a 150 kW charger

The Volkswagen Passat GTE, and Estate GTE PHEVs will both take:
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a public 22kW charger

The Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid will take:
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
● 4 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 4 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 4 hours to achieve a full charge using a public 22kW charger

The Volkswagen Touareg R eHybrid will take:
● 8 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a public 22kW charger

The Volkswagen Golf GTE will take:
● 4 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3.6kW charger
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger
● 3 hours to achieve a full charge using a public 22kW charger

PHEVs are not compatible with public rapid charging.
In the UK, to run your Volkswagen ID 5 costs 7.90p per mile, and the car has a full range of 313 miles.
For a Volkswagen Golf electric car, it costs 14p/kWh. That translates to around 3.40p per mile. At public rapid charging points, it costs 5.80p per mile.
Technically it is cheaper to charge a PHEV as they have smaller batteries. For example, to get a full charge on the Passat GTE, it would average at only £2.49 for a full charge.

However, as they are hybrids, they will still require you to fill them with gas to perform to their full potential – creating higher running costs overall.
No. There’s no way to connect your Volkswagen ID 4 to a Tesla Supercharger.
When setting up a home EV charging point, on average, it costs between £740-£900, depending on the kind of home charging point you get installed. However, in the UK, the government provides a grant to assist with this cost.

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