What used Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for an e-Golf at the time of writing start at £16,000 for a 2015 version, but as this is a fairly rare model, its prices are still changing relatively rapidly. To keep up to date with used Volkswagen e-Golf prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you are getting the best deal.
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How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback?
Despite what you may think, running an electric car is no free lunch - although filling it up with full charge can be considerably less than a tank of petrol or diesel. If you charge your e-Golf at home, it’ll take 13 hours from a normal three-pin plug or just four hours using a dedicated charging point. Costs will depend on how much your electricity company charges, but you can delay charging using the car’s onboard computer if you are on an economy seven tariff, to take advantage of cheaper electricity at night.
Fast chargers at motorway services can top your car up in 45 minutes, so you can quickly add range while you stop for a break. But one word of caution would be that different companies charge different amounts for use of their chargers, so it won’t be as cheap to run your car if you rely solely on these charging points. And, if you have to use a car park, some will still make you pay for parking as well for use of the charging point. The advice is to check before you travel.
However, that’s the end of the bad news because you will pay no road tax thanks to zero tailpipe emissions. You will still need to service your car annually, but it should work out to be cheaper than a traditional petrol or diesel Golf since there’s no oil to change. Volkswagen doesn’t offer fixed price servicing for electric cars and doesn’t publish any fixed price costs either, so it’ll be worth contacting a few Volkswagen dealers to find out which one works out to be the least expensive.