The Golf GTE is still a car for the every day as well as high days and holidays, but by adding a battery capable of supplying up to 32 miles of pure electric range (WLTP) that sits alongside a peppy, 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the theory is: this is a car that’s fast, frugal and rather flavoursome when it
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.
It can be run on battery power alone for 31 miles of zero-tailpipe emission driving (says VW ), or using a combination of electric and petrol power from the 1.4-litre, four cylinder combustion engine.
Two trim levels. The entry-level Golf GTE is joined by the new GTE Advance in the line-up. The standard car already comes well equipped as standard; however, moving up to Advance adds luxuries like 18in alloys, the updated navigation system and heated seats.
The Volkswagen Golf GTE can be fully charged for €1.29. This price is based on the average European price of €0.20 per kWh for charging at home (energy prices differ per country and provider). Learn more about EV costs and public charging tariffs .
How much does it cost to charge a VW Golf GTE?
|Type||Cost /kWh||Cost to charge|
|Home Standard||14 p/kWh||£1.20|
You can charge your Volkswagen Golf GTE with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.
You can jump start a GTE using the jump post in the fuse box in the engine bay. You must never jump start a car from a GTE , risk of fire or damage to the battery cables.
Volkswagen will offer the new Golf in two plug -in hybrid versions in future: as Golf eHybrid and Golf GTE models.
With the Golf GTE you get potent energy and yet stay environmentally cool. “Pressing the Golf’s centre console-mounted ‘ GTE ‘ button allows the combined 1.4 TSI 150 PS petrol engine and 75 Kw (102 PS) electric motor to operate together, unlocking a lively turn of pace in this car.
However, when you are reaching up to 1.5 million miles , the engine is approaching its limits. In terms of years, Volkswagen Golfs can run for an average of 5 years without problems and can still work further after changing the timing belt and if you maintain the engine regularly.
Times they are a changing, and so this is the new Volkswagen Golf GTE , which is sort of a Golf GTI but with plug-in hybrid technology and a six-speed DSG automatic gearbox.
You’ve got the recipe for the e – Golf , pronounced ‘ee- Golf ‘. It’s the fully electric version of VW’s most popular small car. The e – Golf’s battery isn’t supplemented by a petrol motor (you’d want a Golf GTE for that), offering an official range of 186 miles.
With all the sprightliness and most of the practicality of the regular Golf , the 2019 VW e – Golf is Volkswagen’s electric car, and provides all- electric motoring in a handsome little package. An electric motor puts out 134 horsepower and draws energy from a 35.8-kWh battery pack.