Volkswagen Electric Cars

If you’re looking for a car that delivers enjoyable driving characteristics, refined comfort on the road, and highly frugal performance, you would do well to consider one of the electric cars from VW. The German automaker has only recently begun its transition into the eco-friendly realm of EVs, so while the electric vehicle selection from VW is relatively limited at the moment, we can expect more nameplates to join the range in the near future.

2021 Volkswagen Electric Vehicle Range

There aren’t many Volkswagen electric vehicles, but the few that are on offer are all highly ranked within their respective segments. The current Volkswagen electric vehicle lineup includes the:

  • e-Golf: The e-Golf is visually and fundamentally based on the regular Golf, but is equipped with a 134-horsepower fully electric motor with 214 lb-ft of torque. It drives a lot like the regular Golf - skillfully and with plenty of character - but this does come at the cost of efficiency. It returns a combined gas mileage figure of only 110 MPGe and just 124 miles of driving range on a single charge of its 35.8 kWh battery pack. It is, nevertheless, also very smooth and quiet on the road and offers plenty of passenger and cargo space in a modern and nicely arranged cabin. The model has not been renewed for 2020 and beyond, however, so many will be turning to the ID.4 if they’re looking for a Volkswagen electric vehicle in 2021.
  • ID.4: The ID.4 is Volkswagen's first-ever fully-electric SUV. It debuted in the USA in 2021, so it is naturally a highly contemporary and state-of-the-art EV. With its 201-hp electric motor and consummate German engineering, the small car delivers peppy acceleration and impressive handling dynamics, along with a competitive 250-mile range and fuel economy estimates of 104/89/97 MPGe city/highway/combined. It also comes standard with an 11-kW onboard charger, a 110-volt charging cable, and has a DC charging acceptance rate of up to 125 kW. That means it can be charged with 60 miles of range in ten minutes on a DC fast-charger.
  • ID.6: Moving into 2022 and beyond, the ID.6 is set to debut in 2023 and will be offered in a pair of models inspired by the ID. Vizzion Concept sedan and ID. Space Vizzion wagon. Available configurations will include a single electric motor working alongside a rear-wheel drivetrain, or a dual-motor setup paired with an all-wheel drivetrain. The GTX performance version in the lineup will be able to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in around five and a half seconds. There will be several battery sizes offered, the top-tier of which (84 kWh) will provide a 431-mile driving range on a single charge.

Price of Volkswagen EV Modelst

Model Power Engine Base Price
Volkswagen e-Golf 134 hp Electric $31,895
Volkswagen ID.4 201 hp Electric $39,995
Volkswagen ID.6 302 hp Electric TBC
Volkswagen ID.BUZZ 201 hp Electric TBC
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX 302 hp Electric TBC

What to Consider Before Buying an Electric Vehicle from VW

When you are looking at buying an electric car from Volkswagen, be sure to browse through the comprehensive reviews within CarBuzz’s shopping tools section on the website. Here, we review just about every vehicle for sale in the US, looking at pertinent factors such as performance, livability, practicality, fuel economy, and a whole lot more. Comparisons of a specific vehicle can be made effortlessly between its various trims and with its direct competitors. Here are just some of the shared advantages and disadvantages carried by Volkswagens electric models:

Pros

  • Enjoyable and honed performance
  • Refined and comfortable ride quality
  • Modern and well-built, inside and out
  • Commodious cabin spaces
  • Good day-to-day practicality

Cons

  • Polarizing aesthetics
  • Don’t quite match up to Teslas
  • Complicated infotainment setups

FAQs

What type of car is the VW e-Golf?

Like the regular Golf it is based on, the e-Golf is classified as a compact hatchback. However, the only car in the Volkswagen electric (VW) lineup for 2020 and 2021 is the ID.4, a slightly larger crossover version of the one-popular e-Golf.

What’s the price of the most affordable VW electric vehicle?

The e-Golf, though discontinued, is the brand's most affordable EV. 2019 was its final year of production, where it was presented at an MSRP of around $30,000 in base form. A used variant can likely be found for a good price.

What will the price of the Volkswagen ID.6 EV be?

Pricing for the future EV is yet to be disclosed. Be sure to keep an eye on the CarBuzz site for when this information will be released.

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