Electric Vehicles (Battery Electric Vehicles or BEV)The electric vehicles consist of the e-Up! and the e-Golf. They offer sustainable mobility suitable for reliable daily use and are still fun to drive. They have an electric motor, and no combustion engine, operating through a High Voltage battery with charging via either; a normal 3-pin mains plug, a wall-box charger or the national public charging infrastructure offering both regular and rapid charging through universal connections. The high-voltage batteries are currently of the lithium-ion type. On a full electric energy charge, our cars can travel up to 118 miles between charges.
To charge, an e-vehicle is plugged in either through a charging point, a wall box, or an ordinary mains socket. To charge with a charging cable with a standard mains socket entails charging with an alternating current and can take up to around 13 hours. A wall box can be installed in your home, which reduces charging time to a maximum of 8 hours (these times represent the e-Golf, times may be different for other models).
The fastest option is to charge with direct current from a public charging station using Volkswagens Combined Charging System (CCS), which takes 30 minutes to reach 80% battery (Direct Current or DC charging). However there is a limitation here, as you cannot charge on direct current more than twice consecutively or the high voltage battery could be damaged.