When you think about electric mobility, the issue of range automatically comes up. How far can I go with a battery charge? How do I divide up longer journeys? Where do I charge my vehicle up again and how long will it take? When you switch to an electric vehicle, you can simply charge it up during a short break at a charging station.
And there’s more good news in store: our new electric vehicles based on the modular electric drive kit (MEB) will be introduced in 2019. The ID. family will be able to achieve ranges of approx. 330 up to in excess of 550 km¹ with the new WLTP standard – depending on the battery size and body style of the particular vehicle.
WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure and is a new standardised global test procedure that is more oriented towards everyday driving behaviour.
Do you make several short trips each day? Perhaps you take your children to school in the morning, then drive to work and do some shopping in the afternoon. If you are like the average commuter and use your electric car to travel around 50 km a day, you will only need to charge it around once or twice a week, depending on the size of the battery. Ideally, you can do this at home overnight using your optional Wallbox. This means that you can get into a fully charged car in the morning and start your day full of energy.
The infrastructure for charging stations in public places such as supermarket car parks is being increasingly expanded. If your employer offers staff the option to charge their vehicles at work, this is the best option. This enables you to make effective use of the long times when your car is stood in the car park at work and you will only need to charge once or twice a week for day-to-day travel with normal commuting distances.
You’re sure to also make a few longer trips with your electric car over the course of a year – whether to visit family and friends, check out another city or take a short trip to the seaside or countryside in the Easter or autumn holidays. The ID. Neo can achieve real-world ranges of around 400 km² on the motorway, based on the larger battery options.
You can reach many medium to long distance destinations, such as when you go on holiday at Easter, either without or by recharging briefly while you take a coffee break. There is no need to change your routes or the way you travel because you will most likely stop and take a break or two anyway.
Did you know that you only need to charge your electric car three to four times on a long journey of around 1,000 km? This means that you can also cover longer distances. And let’s be honest, there’s nothing wrong with a quick lap to stretch your legs, a tasty snack or a hot cup of coffee now and then.
If there really is a journey that you don’t want to drive with your electric vehicle, Volkswagen also offers rental vehicles as an optional expanded mobility service.
Already driving an electric car or considering buying one? Excellent. Now you know that the range offered by electric vehicles is bigger than you might have thought. Whether it’s for short or long distances, for everyday or holiday travel – you can now be just as flexible as you would be with a petrol or diesel car. You can use your navigation system to quickly and easily find the nearest charging station when you are out and about, for excellent practicality. Not least because the amount of public charging stations on offer is continuously growing.
¹ The stated real-world range is based on a constant speed of 120 km/h on the motorway. A similar real-world range is also provided in winter in the WLTP driving profile when a heat pump is used..
² The stated consumption and emission values have been calculated in accordance with the legally prescribed measurement procedure. Since 1 September 2017, certain new vehicles have already been type-approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. The WLTP will gradually replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), starting from 1 September 2018. The more realistic testing conditions mean that the fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions values measured with the WLTP are higher than those measured with the NEDC in many cases. There may therefore be corresponding changes for vehicle taxation from 1 September 2018. Further information on the differences between the WLTP and NEDC can be found at www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/wltp. It is currently still mandatory to state the NEDC values. For new vehicles that are type-approved according to the WLTP, the NEDC values are derived from the WLTP values. The WLTP values can be stated in addition on a voluntary basis until their use becomes mandatory. If the NEDC values are stated as a range, they do not relate to a single, individual vehicle and do not form part of the specification. They are intended only to aid comparison between the different vehicle types. Supplementary equipment and accessories (add-on components, tyre format, etc.) may alter relevant vehicle parameters, such as the weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions and the individual driving behaviour, may influence a vehicle’s fuel consumption, power consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance figures. Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official, specific CO₂ emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the Guide to the fuel economy, CO₂ emissions and power consumption of all new passenger car models from the German automotive data specialists DAT, which is available for free at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de/co2)..