VW e-Golf 24 kWh

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2014 - 2016
In 2017 this car was replaced by: VW e-Golf 36 kWh

Trims

Discontinued
24 kWh 36 kWh

VW e-Golf 24 kWh

Technical Specifications of VW e-Golf 24 kWh

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2014 - 2016
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Germany
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback VW e-Golf 24 kWh

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
NEDC
GCC
143 mi 83 mi 118 mi 98 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
24.2 kWh 23 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
23.5 kWh/100 mi (4.3 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
3.7 kW 44 kW
Architecture
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
FWD: PMSM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
85 kW (114 hp) 199 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
10 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
87 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
167.5 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
70.8 in No Data
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
57.2 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
103.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
5
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
3494 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
13.4 ft3 No Data No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in VW e-Golf 24 kWh

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Charging VW e-Golf 24 kWh

Slow (AC)
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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About VW e-Golf 24 kWh

The VW e-Golf 24 kWh is an all-electric front-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2014. Volkswagen stopped making the 24 kWh in 2016 and replaced it with the VW e-Golf 36 kWh.

The VW e-Golf 24 kWh has a 24.2 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 98 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 23.5 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.3 miles per kWh) — ranked №642 out of 680 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The VW e-Golf 24 kWh is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 85 kW (114 hp) of power and 199 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 10 seconds (ranked №564 out of 680 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 87 mph.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

VW e-Golf 24 kWh achieves a How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? of 88–108 miles, placing it at №642 among 680 electric vehicles. However, this range is subject to several influences:

  • Speed: Traveling at higher speeds reduces battery life.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold or hot weather can affect range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous landscapes decrease range.
  • Driving habits: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Feature usage: Climate control and media systems also influence range.

It's important to acknowledge that these are estimations, and your actual driving range may differ. Consider these factors when planning your trip and be ready for potential charging stops.

Utilize the interactive EV Navigation map for trip planning assistance.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The VW e-Golf 24 kWh in the USA comes with a CCS Type 1 charging port. It can be charged at home using a standard domestic socket or at any public AC charging station with the compatible cable. It's important to note that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 3.7 kW, resulting in approximately 14 miles of range added per hour of charging.

For significantly faster charging, public DC fast-charging stations are available. Although the car can achieve a maximum DC charging rate of 44 kW, factors such as battery temperature and charge level may affect the actual charging speed.

Use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator to estimate charging time, rate, and cost.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

The size and weight specifications for VW e-Golf 24 kWh are as follows:

  • Length: 167.5 in
  • Width: 70.8 in (including side mirrors) or N/A in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 57.2 in
  • Wheelbase: 103.6 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 3494 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the VW e-Golf 24 kWh provides 13.4 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №474 out of 680 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of N/A cubic feet (ranked №474 out of 680 electric vehicles).

The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

Ratings

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