Comparison between:
- 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD
Trim-Performance AWD
Model year20142021
MarketEuropeNorth America, Europe, China
Price-USD 54,990 (USA, Nov 2020)
EUR 58,490 (DE, Nov 2020)
CNY 419,800 (CN, Nov 2020)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackSedan
MaterialsSteelMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
Black
Black and White
Number of doors44
Number of seats45
Length167.5 in
4254 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
Width70.8 in
1799 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
82.2 in
2088 mm
Width with folded mirrors-76.1 in
1933 mm
Height57.2 in
1453 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2632 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
Front track60.7 in
1542 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Clearance5.6 in
142 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom-40.3 in
1024 mm
Rear headroom-37.7 in
958 mm
Front shoulder room-56.3 in
1430 mm
Rear shoulder room-54.0 in
1372 mm
Front hip room-53.4 in
1356 mm
Rear hip room-52.4 in
1331 mm
Front legroom-42.7 in
1085 mm
Rear legroom-35.2 in
894 mm
Passenger volume-2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
Trunk volume343.0 l
12.11 ft3
0.34 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1233.0 l
43.54 ft3
1.23 m3
-
Secondary trunk volume-84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
Curb weight3328.98 lb
1510 kg
4100.6 lb
1860 kg
Payload992.08 lb
450 kg
972.24 lb
441 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
5072.84 lb
2301 kg
Drag coefficient0.281 Cd0.23 Cd

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenTesla
ModelEEM 85L13
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRear
Voltage-370 V
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm-
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
-
Additional informationFive levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
A permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Manufacturer-Tesla
Motor type-AC induction/asynchronous
Location-Front
Power-147 kW
197.1 hp
199.9 ps
Regenerative braking-Yes
Additional features-3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled
with variable frequency drive

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
162.2 mph
261.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s3.30 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-3.20 s
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 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: 118.1 mi / 190.0 kmNEDC: 372.8 mi / 600.0 km
EPA: 315.0 mi / 507.0 km
WLTP: 352.3 mi / 567.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 12.7 kWh/100 kmEPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 107 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 118 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+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 circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
11.8 m
38.71 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.05

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio3.619
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270-

Suspension

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

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discs
Additional information-Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET469Jx20 ET34

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H-

Battery

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

ManufacturerPanasonic-SanyoTesla and Panasonic, LG Chem
Model-NCR21700A
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh79.5 kWh
Number of cells2644416
Number of modules27-
Voltage323 V360 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg260 Wh/kg
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
1053.81 lb
478 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature--30 °C
-22 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-60 °C
140 °F
Additional informationOptional heat pumpThe battery is automatically cooled when at 48°C or above and heated when at -7.5°C or below.
Usable battery capacity around 75 kWh.

Charging type

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

Charging typeStandard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
NEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 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, 7.2 kWOnboard charger, Tesla, 11.5 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeCCS fast charging, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket, 10:32-13:00
Supercharger, 0:33
SAE J1772 Adapter, 4:12-13:59
Wall Connector, 7:00
NEMA 14-50, 8:23
NEMA 5-15, 55:55

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAdaptive Cruise Control (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Curtain airbag for front passenger (S)
Curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and front passenger seats belt pretensioners (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (O)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (O)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
8-inch touchscreen (S)
Bluetooth, MP3 (S)
Car-Net e-Remote app (S)
Dicover Pro radio and navigation system (S)
Keyless entry (O)
Keyless start (O)
Automatic climate control (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Heated windscreen (S)
Panoramic sunroof (O)
Power windows front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Power-folding side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Blue ambient lighting around the decorative trim (O)
Blue footwell illumination (O)
Door-sill tread plates illuminated in blue (O)
Dynamic cornering lights (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (O)
LED rear lights (S)
Main beam assist (O)
Iridium Matrix / Dark Magnesium trim (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Leather seats (O)
Merlin e-grey cloth seats (S)
Air-filter (S)
Aluminium pedals (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Carbon fiber spoiler (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Lowered suspension (S)
Performance Brakes (S)
Track Mode (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
In-car internet streaming music & media (S)
Internet browser (S)
Location aware automatic garage door opener (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Premium audio - 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and immersive sound (S)
Satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable front and rear heated seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Leatherette steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)
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