Electric and hybrid technology

Curious about what goes on under the bonnet of our most technologically advanced cars? 

From energy recuperation and litnium ion batteries to electric and hybrid driving modes, we take you through the ABCs of electric technology.

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The ID. Range

Introducing the ID. Take a tour around our new electric collection.

Discover the ID. Range

Recuperating energy when you brake

Did you know that your electric vehicle can transfer the energy made through braking into battery power? Read more about this ingenious way to travel more miles on a single charge.

Learn more about recuperation

How electric motors and batteries work

Electric cars are the future of driving, but do you know how electricity is transferred from the charging station to the electric motor? Or how the energy flow is controlled?

Learn more about energy flow

Electric car driving modes

Whether your priority is air conditioning, heating or range, there's a mode to help you make the most of your motor.

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GTE driving modes

GTEs combine the best of petrol and electric engines. You can control what you want to use for the ultimate customisable drive.

Learn more about GTE driving modes

Advice for first responders

The material contained within this section details information for emergency services / first attenders when faced with one of the Volkswagen range of electric or hybrid vehicles where the high voltage system integrity may have been compromised following an accident or incident.

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The e-Glossary

Electric cars may be the future, but the terminology is still alien to the majority of us. Learn the basics with our handy e-glossary so you can always be in the know when it comes to electric technology.

Learn the lingo