- Golf GTE: initial costs We’ve compared our Golf GTEs to the rest of the Golf range, and first it seems relatively tough on the wallet. Believe it or not, the GTE retails for around £31000 and £32000, and the pricier Advance model we ran cost £38,510 including £6375 of options.
Is the Golf GTE worth it?
The Golf GTE is still a car for the everyday as well as high days and holidays, but by adding a battery capable of supplying up to 40 miles of pure electric range (WLTP), alongside a peppy, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, in theory this is a car that’s fast, frugal and rather flavoursome when it comes to company
Does the golf 8 GTE charge itself?
Long range compared to pure electric – PHEV cars have the benefit of using petrol or diesel so can be quickly refueled and store more fuel than a battery for longer range. Can recharge themselves whilst driving – PHEV benefit from being plugged in but can also recharge as they drive.
Are Golf GTE good on fuel?
Volkswagen Golf GTE MPG & CO2 Claimed fuel economy stands at 156.9mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 40g/km. This means the Golf GTE sits in the 7% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bracket for company-car tax. Unless you charge the car every day and always drive with efficiency in mind, you won’t get close to the claimed 156.9mpg.
Does Golf GTE charge as you drive?
The best hybrid cars and PHEVs In the here and now, the GTE may be flawed as an electrified future-car, but it’s a painless introduction to living with a hybrid. You can plug it in, or not. You can charge the battery from the engine, or not. You can drive it economically, or not.
Where can I charge Golf GTE?
You can charge your Volkswagen Golf GTE conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you’re out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.
Why have VW stopped making the GTE?
A Volkswagen statement reads: “ Due to bottlenecks in production and in order to not impose unreasonable waiting times on our customers for new car orders, temporarily the Golf GTE cannot be ordered. We will inform you as soon as this model is available to order again.”
How long does Golf GTE last?
With the battery fully charged the GTE will give you around 25 miles on just the electric motor. This is more than enough for most people’s urban commutes and for longer journeys you have the petrol engine as well.
What does the GTE button do?
The GTE button activates the full power of the TSI engine in dynamic combination with the electric motor, allowing the Golf GTE to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 138 mph – ideal for overtaking.
How many miles is a GTE?
The official electric range of the Golf GTE is 31 miles. In real-life we averaged between 22-24 miles on a full charge.
How long does it take to charge a GTE?
Charging. The Golf GTE has a maximum charge rate of 3.6kW, which means that it’ll take 3 hours and 40 minutes to charge up from a Type 2 car charger (which includes any normal home wallbox and most public chargers you find in town centre car parks).
How economical is a Golf GTE?
The Golf GTE’s brochure shows off all the right numbers – an all-electric range of 39 miles, claimed fuel economy of 246mpg and CO2 emissions of just 26g/km. As ever with a plug-in hybrid, however, those numbers are highly dependent on your driving habits and in particular, the types of journey you do.
Is the Golf GTE fully electric?
Your Golf GTE features power and efficiency In addition to the three intuitive hybrid operating modes, the pure electric e-mode is ideal for urban centres – and can be used for distances of up to 38 miles (WLTP)*.