2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE - Specifications
Brand, model, trim, price
Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.
The name of the manufacturer.
The model name of the electric car.
The code/name that denotes the level of equipment of the EV including exterior and interior features, battery packs, electric motors, etc.
The year for which the model is announced by the manufacturer. Most often it does not completely coincide with the calendar year in which the model is available on the market.
Markets in which this electric vehicle is available.
|North America, Europe|
Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.
Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.
The body style of the model as defined by the number of doors and roof treatment.
Materials used in the vehicle's body construction.
Available exterior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.
|Deep Black Pearl Metallic|
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Available interior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.
|Number of doors|
Number of doors for passengers. Depending on the body style, the doors can be two, four, etc.
|Number of seats|
Number of seats inclduing the driver and passenger ones. Depending on the model, the seats can be five, six, seven or other.
The distance from the frontmost to the rearmost point of the electric vehicle.
|168.1 in (inches)|
4270 mm (millimeters)
The width of the vehicle without mirrors.
|70.8 in (inches)|
1798 mm (millimeters)
|Width with mirrors|
The width of the vehicle with unfolded mirrors included.
|79.8 in (inches)|
2027 mm (millimeters)
The distance from the ground to the top of the electric car.
|57.1 in (inches)|
1450 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers of the front and rear axle.
|103.6 in (inches)|
2631 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the front axle.
|60.8 in (inches)|
1544 mm (millimeters)
The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the rear axle.
|59.5 in (inches)|
1511 mm (millimeters)
The distance from the ground to the lowest point of the vehicle measured without cargo or passengers. The ground clearance is also known as ride height.
|5.0 in (inches)|
127 mm (millimeters)
The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the front seats bottom.
|38.4 in (inches)|
975 mm (millimeters)
The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the rear seats bottom.
|38.1 in (inches)|
968 mm (millimeters)
|Front shoulder room|
The horizontal distance between the panels of the two front doors.
|55.9 in (inches)|
1420 mm (millimeters)
|Rear shoulder room|
The horizontal distance between the panels of the two rear doors.
|53.9 in (inches)|
1369 mm (millimeters)
The distance available for the legs of the driver and the front passenger.
|41.2 in (inches)|
1046 mm (millimeters)
The distance available for the legs of the rear passengers.
|35.6 in (inches)|
904 mm (millimeters)
This is the sum of the front and rear passenger volumes. The front passenger volume is calculated by multiplying the front headroom, legroom and shoulder room. The rear passenger volume can be calculated in the same way. If the difference between the shoulder and the hip room is more than 5 inches (125 mm), their average is used for the multiplication.
|2647.6 l (liters)|
93.50 ft3 (cubic feet)
2.65 m3 (cubic meters)
The total volume of the vehicle is the sum of the front and rear volume or the sum of the all available passenger and cargo volume.
|3293.2 l (liters)|
116.30 ft3 (cubic feet)
3.29 m3 (cubic meters)
The available space for cargo in the main trunk, excluding the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.
|645.6 l (liters)|
22.80 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.65 m3 (cubic meters)
|Maximum trunk volume|
The maximum available space for cargo in the main trunk, including the additional available space from folding one or two rear seat rows.
|1492.3 l (liters)|
52.70 ft3 (cubic feet)
1.49 m3 (cubic meters)
Curb weight (a.k.a. kerb weight) is the EV mass with standard equipment, liquids (oils and fuel at nominal tank capacity) but without cargo and passengers. In some EU countries, the curb weight also includes the weight of a 75 kg (165 lb) driver.
|3390.71 lb (pounds)|
1538 kg (kilograms)
In the context of automobiles, the payload is the summary of the weights of passengers, cargo, accessories, equipment.
|930.35 lb (pounds)|
422 kg (kilograms)
GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating and is also known as gross vehicle mass (GVM). It describes the maximum operating weight of the electric car including the curb weight and payload (accessories, equipment, driver, passengers and cargo).
|4321.06 lb (pounds)|
1960 kg (kilograms)
The drag coefficient or coefficient of drag is related to the car's aerodynamics as it denotes the resistance to the air of the front surface of the vehicle when it is in movement. The lower the coefficient, the better aerodynamics the model has. Ultimately, this allows for higher speeds and improved power efficiency.
|0.27 Cd (drag coefficient)|
Information about the model's electric motor and its performance
The name of the manufacturer of the electric motor.
The model name of the electric motor.
|Electric motor type|
The electric motor category according to the type of motor commutation. Most electric motors operate on magnetism and can be powered by direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) sources. Depending on the type of commutation, electric motors are either self-commutated (AC and DC, mechanical or electronic) and externally commutated (AC only, asynchronous or synchronous).
|Permanent magnet synchronous|
|Location of the motor|
Information about the electric notor's location. The two most common locations are the front and rear of the electric car.
The power produced by the electric motor depends proportionally on the motor's rotational speed.
|85 kW (kilowatts)|
114.0 hp (mechanical horsepower)
115.6 ps (metric horsepower)
|Maximum power RPM|
The electric motor's rotational speed measured in RPM when the motor achieves its maximum power.
|3000 - 12000 rpm (revolutions per minute)|
Torque is the driving force of an electric motor and is the rotational equivalent of a linear force. A typical feature of electric cars is that they get full torque from zero speed.
|270 Nm (newton meters)|
27.5 kgm (kilogram meters)
199.1 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Regenerative braking is a typical feature of electric vehicles, in which the electric motor uses the vehicle's kinetic energy to save power or stores it for later use.
Some manufacturers include software designed driving modes to improve power efficiency and/or range. Information about the available driving modes for this model.
Additional details about the electric motor of this model.
|Five levels of regenerative braking - D|
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.
The top speed that the vehicle can achieve as specified by the manufacturer.
|87.0 mph (miles per hour)|
140.0 km/h (kilometers per hour)
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h|
The time in seconds the electric car needs to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.
|10.40 s (seconds)|
Additional details about the vehicle's performance.
|Eco mode top speed - 140 km/h|
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||83.0 mi / 133.6 km|
Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||29 kWh/100 mi|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Highway||105 MPGe|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||Combined||116 MPGe|
|EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)||City||126 MPGe|
Information about the energy class of the electric car.
Information about the energy class of the electric vehicle.
Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.
|Type of steering mechanism|
Information about the design type of the steering mechanism of the electric car.
|Rack and pinion|
|Type of power steering|
Information about the type of power steering used in this model.
Often referred to as turning diameter or turning radius (multiplied by two), this is the smallest diameter that the outside wheels of the vehicle describe when it is turning on full lock.
|10.9 m (meters)|
35.76 ft (feet)
Information about the transmission of the model.
|Type of transmission|
Information about the type of transmission used by the vehicle. Generally, EVs are equipped with one-speed automatic units.
|Automatic single-speed reduction gear|
Information about the type of drivetrain (the system that delivers power to the driving wheels).
|Front-wheel drive (FWD)|
The axle ratio a.k.a. final drive ratio of the electric motor. It shows the number of revolutions of the driveshaft needed to spin the axle one complete turn.
Additional details about the model's transmission.
|Gearbox model - EQ 270|
Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.
Information about the main components of the front suspension of the electric vehicle.
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Information about the main components of the rear suspension of the electric vehicle.
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Information about the brake system used on this model.
Information about the type of brakes used on the front wheels.
Information about the type of brakes used on the rear wheels.
Additional details about the brakes of this model.
|Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in|
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
Information about the rims available for this electric car.
Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.
|Markings||Width||Profile||Diameter||Load index||Speed index|
Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.
The name of the company that has manufactured the battery.
|Type of rechargeable battery|
The type of rechargeable battery depending on its composition.
The capacity of the rechargeable battery that powers this EV as specified by the manufacturer in kilowatt hours.
|24.2 kWh (kilowatt hours)|
|Number of cells|
The batteries used by electric cars are usually packs that consist of a certain number of battery cells in different arrangements. Information about the total number of cells in this particular model.
|Number of modules|
Battery cells are arranged in different modules that comprise battery packs. Information about the number of modules in this battery.
The battery voltage denotes the difference in electric potential between the positive and negative electrodes of the pack. The higher difference in potential results in a higher voltage.
|323 V (volts)|
In general, energy density shows the energy stored in a certain space per unit volume. In the context of batteries, the energy density is actually the specific energy (energy per unit mass) measured in watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg).
|126 Wh/kg (watt-hour per kilogram)|
Total weight of the battery pack including not only the cells but also the shield, wiring, etc.
|701.07 lb (pounds)|
318 kg (kilograms)
Information about the position of the battery pack in the electric vehicle.
|Under the floor, middle|
Information about the type of battery cooling on this specific model.
Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.
|Standard wall socket||Type 1 (SAE J1772, IEC 61851-1, J Plug, Yazaki)||110 V||-||1.2 kW|
|Standard wall socket||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||230 V||10 A||2.3 kW|
|Wall box||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||240 V||16 A||3.6 kW|
|Wall box||Type 2 (IEC 62196-2, Mennekes, SAE J3068)||240 V||32 A||7.2 kW|
|CCS fast charging||Type 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)||-||-||40 kW|
|CCS fast charging||Type 1 (IEC 62196-3 CC, CCS1)||-||-||50 kW|
Onboard charger/Charging port
Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.
|Onboard charger||Type 1 (IEC 62196-3 CC, CCS1)||7.2 kW||-||Rear-right side|
|Onboard charger||Type 2 (IEC 62196-3 FF, CCS2)||7.2 kW||-||Rear-right side|
Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.
|Type||Battery %||Estimated time (h:m)|
|CCS fast charging 50 kW||0% - 80%||00:24|
|CCS fast charging 40 kW||0% - 80%||00:29|
|Wall box 7.2 kW||0% - 100%||03:11|
|Wall box 3.6 kW||0% - 100%||06:44 - 08:00|
|Standard wall socket 230V||0% - 100%||10:32 - 13:00|
|Standard wall socket 110/120V||0% - 100%||20:00|
A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.
|-||Adjustable cargo floor||S|
|-||e-Golf front grille with blue accent||S|
|-||Integrated rear spoiler||S|
|Safety and assistance||3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger||S|
|Safety and assistance||Anti-lock Braking System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Anti-Slip Regulation||S|
|Safety and assistance||Automatic Post-Collision Braking System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Child safety locks on rear doors||S|
|Safety and assistance||City Emergency Braking||S|
|Safety and assistance||Driver alertness detection||S|
|Safety and assistance||Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder||S|
|Safety and assistance||Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system||S|
|Safety and assistance||Driver-only knee airbag||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic Differential Lock||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic speed control||S|
|Safety and assistance||Electronic Stability Control||S|
|Safety and assistance||Engine Braking Assist||S|
|Safety and assistance||Front airbags for dirver and passenger||S|
|Safety and assistance||Front and rear seats belt load limiters||S|
|Safety and assistance||Hydraulic Brake Assist||S|
|Safety and assistance||Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking||S|
|Safety and assistance||Intelligent Crash Response System||S|
|Safety and assistance||Isofix on rear seats||S|
|Safety and assistance||LATCH||S|
|Safety and assistance||Rearview camera||S|
|Safety and assistance||Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger||S|
|Safety and assistance||Side chest airbags for rear seats||S|
|Safety and assistance||Side curtain airbags for front seats||S|
|Safety and assistance||Side curtain airbags for rear seats||S|
|Safety and assistance||Side head airbags for dirver and passenger||S|
|Safety and assistance||Speed assist||S|
|Safety and assistance||Tire pressure monitoring system||S|
|Safety and assistance||XDS (Cross Differential System)||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||8-inch Composition Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Color multi-function trip computer||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Keyless entry||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||Keyless start||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||MIB II infotainment system||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||8 x speakers||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||USB port||S|
|Infotainment and connectivity||VW Car-Net connected services||S|
|Air-conditioning||Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C||S|
|Seats||60/40 folding rear seats||S|
|Seats||8-way partial power-adjustable front seats||S|
|Seats||Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats||S|
|Seats||Front comfort seats||S|
|Seats||Heated front seats||S|
|Doors and windows||Electrically heated windshield||S|
|Doors and windows||Heated front washer nozzles||S|
|Doors and windows||Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear||S|
|Doors and windows||Rain-sensing windshield wipers||S|
|Doors and windows||Rear window wiper and washer system||S|
|Mirrors||Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal||S|
|Mirrors||Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors||S|
|Lights||Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature||S|
|Lights||LED daytime running lights||S|
|Lights||LED reading lights||S|
|Upholstery||Leather gear knob||S|