VW e-Golf 36 kWh

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2017 - 2021

Trims

Discontinued
24 kWh 36 kWh

VW e-Golf 36 kWh

Technical Specifications of VW e-Golf 36 kWh

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2017 - 2021
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 36 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
144 mi 123 mi 186 mi 128 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
35.8 kWh 32 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
25 kWh/100 mi (4 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
7.2 kW 40 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
100 kW (134 hp) 214 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
9.4 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
93 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
168.1 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
70.8 in 70.8 in
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
57.1 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
3560 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
12 ft3 43.5 ft3 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 36 kWh

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  • Dark green area: One-way
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Charging VW e-Golf 36 kWh

Slow (AC)
Fast (DC)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About VW e-Golf 36 kWh

Detailed Descriptions

The VW e-Golf 36 kWh is an all-electric front-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2017 replacing the older VW e-Golf 24 kWh. Volkswagen stopped making the 36 kWh in 2021.

The VW e-Golf 36 kWh has a 35.8 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 128 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 25 kWh per 100 miles (or 4 miles per kWh) — ranked №595 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The VW e-Golf 36 kWh achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 9.4 seconds (placing it at №551 among 683 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 93 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 100 kW (134 hp) and a torque of 214 lb-ft.

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

Real-world range of the VW e-Golf 36 kWh is 115–141 miles (ranked №595 out of 683 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

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

In the USA VW e-Golf 36 kWh has a CCS Type 1 charge port.

  • You can charge it at home using a standard domestic socket or plug into any public AC charging station using the right cable. Keep in mind that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 7.2 kW, which translates to approximately 26 miles of range added per hour of charging.
  • For quicker charging, consider using a compatible DC fast-charging station. The car boasts a maximum charging rate of 40 kW, but remember that battery temperature and charge level can influence the actual speed you'll experience.

Estimate charging time, rate and cost using Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

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

Here are the dimensions and weight for the VW e-Golf 36 kWh:

  • Length: 168.1 in
  • Width: 70.8 in (including side mirrors) or 70.8 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 57.1 in
  • Wheelbase: 103.6 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 3560 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 36 kWh provides 12 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №535 out of 683 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 43.5 cubic feet (ranked №535 out of 683 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.

Additional Information

Ratings

3.2

Design

based on 122 votes
Your score: 5
3.1

Performance

based on 110 votes
Your score: 5
3.0

Desirability

based on 113 votes
Your score: 5

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