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- 2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé
- 2020 Volkswagen e-Golf SE

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé2020 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé2020 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
Trim-SE
Model year20202020
MarketEuropeNorth America, Europe
PriceGBP 21,195 (UK, Oct 2019)USD 31,895 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 33,840 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 41,005 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 31,900 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,090 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,460 (ES, Jul 2019)
EUR 40,750 (IT, Jul 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsHigh-strength steelSteel
Exterior colorsWhite
Black
Carmine Red
Gold Beige
Lime Green
Cool Silver
Lava Orange
Midnight Blue
Moon White
Titania Grey
Graphite Grey
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Interior colorsBlack
Black/Blue
Black/Grey
Titan Black
Shetland Beige
Number of doors24
Number of seats25
Length106.1 in
2695 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width65.5 in
1663 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors74.5 in
1893 mm
79.8 in
2027 mm
Height61.2 in
1555 mm
58.3 in
1482 mm
Wheelbase73.7 in
1873 mm
103.5 in
2629 mm
Front track57.8 in
1469 mm
60.4 in
1533 mm
Rear track56.3 in
1430 mm
59.2 in
1503 mm
Clearance4.4 in
113 mm
5.6 in
143 mm
Front headroom-40.1 in
1018 mm
Rear headroom-38.1 in
967 mm
Front shoulder room-55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room-53.9 in
1369 mm
Front hip room-57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear hip room-56.7 in
1440 mm
Front legroom-41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom-35.6 in
904 mm
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume350.0 l
12.36 ft3
0.35 m3
1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
Curb weight2392.02 lb
1085 kg
3560.47 lb
1615 kg
Payload496.04 lb
225 kg
892.87 lb
405 kg
GVWR2888.06 lb
1310 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient-0.27 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer-Volkswagen
Model-EEM 100
Electric motor type-Permanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFront
Power60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
Maximum power RPM-3300 - 12000 rpm
Torque160 Nm
16.3 kgm
118.0 ft-lb
290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional informationRadar-based recuperationThree levels of regenerative braking
Eco mode power - 70 kW
Eco mode torque - 233 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 211 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed80.8 mph
130.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h11.50 s9.60 s
Additional information-Eco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 13 s
Eco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco+ mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 19 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 98.8 mi / 159.0 km
Real range: 69.0 mi / 111.0 km
NEDC: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 123.0 mi / 197.9 km
Real range: 144.8 mi / 233.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyWLTP, CMB: 17.6 kWh/100 kmNEDC, CMB: 13.8 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 104 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 122 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 16 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy class-A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle6.95 m
22.80 ft
10.9 m
35.76 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.76

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio-3.61
Additional information-Gearbox model - EQ 270

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Shock absorbers
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionSemi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDrumsDiscs
Additional information-Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims-6.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres165/65R15
185/60R15
205/55R16 91H

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerDeutsche AccumotiveSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity17.6 kWh35.8 kWh
Number of cells96264
Number of modules327
Voltage-323 V
Weight-701.07 lb
318 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationPassive cooling
Minimum ambient temperature-40 °C
-40 °F
-
Maximum ambient temperature50 °C
122 °F
-
Additional informationBeattery heater-

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeWallbox, 4.6 kW
Wallbox, 22 kW
Standard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 4.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 22 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeWallbox 22 kW, 0:48
Wallbox 4.6 kW, 3:50
CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:34
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:43
Wall box 7.2 kW, 4:55
Wall box 3.6 kW, 9:50
Standard wall socket 230V, 15:24
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 29:30

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresCentre console with drawer and double cup holder at front (S)
Gearshift lever knob in leather (chrome) (S)
Lockable glove compartment (S)
Storage compartment in doors, front (S)
Storage compartment in tailgate (S)
3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel in leather (S)
Acoustic presence indicator at speeds below 17 mph (S)
Active Brake Assist (S)
Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brake force distribution (S)
Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant (S)
Central locking with radio remote control, visual locking-verification signal (S)
Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights (S)
Crosswind Assist (S)
Cruise control with limiter (S)
Electronic Stability Programme (S)
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Knee airbag for the driver (S)
Lane Keeping Assist with acoustic and visual warning (S)
Seat belt reminder warning (S)
Three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters (S)
Tridion safety cell (S)
Two pelvis/thorax bags in the backrests of the seats (S)
Tyre pressure monitoring system (S)
Window airbags (S)
12 volt socket with cover (S)
7-inch multi-touch infotainment display (O)
Dashboard Instrument panel (S)
Digital Radio (S)
Instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch TFT colour display (S)
MirrorLink (O)
smart Media-System (O)
Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning (S)
Pre-entry climate control (S)
Front passenger seat with through-loading function (fully folding backrest) (S)
Heated seats (O)
Heated multi-function steering wheel (O)
Height-adjustable steering column (O)
Comfort windscreen wipers with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function (S)
Driver's door mirrors electrically adjustable and heated (S)
Electric windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor (S)
Heated rear window (S)
Painted door handles (body colour) (S)
Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/washfunction (S)
Solid roof with fabric lining in black (S)
Sun visors for driver and front passenger with vanity mirrors (S)
H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights (S)
Headlamp range adjustment, manual (S)
Reading light for driver and front passenger (S)
Third brake light featuring LED technology (S)
Fabric (S)
Leather (O)
Adjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Adpative Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop and Go (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Blind Spot Monitor (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Cruise Control (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Rear Traffic Alert (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
8-inch Composition Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Keyless entry with push-button start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
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