A view of a VW ID.3 in “Dark Olivine Green Metallic” parked on a driveway with a man plugging in the charger

New to electric?

Life with an electric vehicle

Driving electric is better for the environment and better for you. With the public charging infrastructure constantly growing, topping up your battery on the go is simple. 

Then there’s the performance. Electric cars are agile, accelerate quickly, and are incredibly spacious inside.

Hass and Helen standing with their sons next to their ID.3

Why you should drive an electric car

Great to drive

Quiet and spacious but with electric acceleration thanks to enhanced torque. Electric cars also have far fewer components so and are easier to maintain.


Our ID. family shares an iconic look. Sharp and striking exterior lines, coupled with intelligent and spacious interiors make for a comfortable and stylish place to be. 

Plenty of range

Our electric cars boast exceptional range. The ID.3 for example can take you up to 347 miles (combined WLTP) on a single charge.

How much does it cost to own an EV?

A family sat next to their parked ID.4 in the countryside having a picnic

Benefit your wallet

There are lots of ways owning and driving an electric car can help you save money in the long run. There are grants that make the upfront cost of a wallbox much less. There are also plenty of other money-saving benefits, including free parking in many public car parks, cheaper servicing costs, and exemption from congestion charges including ULEZ costs.

Grants and benefits

ID.4 parked in a high street at night taken with a slow shutter speed so you see a streak of car lights going past
Install a charger at home

The Government runs a grant to help make installing a wallbox charger at home cheaper. 

A lady charging her ID.4 GTX with a home wall charger
Running costs

Charging at home can be cheaper than petrol, cutting down your running costs per mile. There are also many free charging stations across the UK.

Charging an electric vehicle

You can charge electric vehicles easily and flexibly. Whether you install a charger at home or prefer to top up while you’re out and about, charging is accessible, cheap, and keeps you going for miles.

An ID.4 parked in front of a graffitied wall at a charging station

Finding the right battery size

Read this guide and discover which size battery is best suited to your needs.

Man's hand holding a charger plugging into his ID.3


How far your electric car can go depends on the type of battery it has.
Here are some examples.

The kind of battery your car has will vary depending on the model and level of trim. This could be the 52kwh capacity that delivers an impressive range of up to 223 miles (WLTP) respectively, on the ID.4 Style Edition and Life Edition versions.

Moving up the ID.4 battery range, the 77kwh Pro Performance, with the Life Edition version achieves up to a 328 mile (WLTP) range. Whatever trim you choose you’ll be driving towards net zero.

A map that shows the route leading from home to the office and to the holiday destination outside of town

Meet the owners

Hass and Helen standing with their sons next to their ID.3

Helen and Hass

See what happened when we met Helen and Hass, who had picked up their brand-new Volkswagen ID.3 three weeks previously.

Find out more about Helen & Hass's story

Simon holding Oreo and leaning against an ID.3


We met Simon, who’d recently bought an ID.3, to get him to give us the inside scoop on what driving electric is really like.

Our electric range

Take a closer look at our collection of electric cars, configure your own and compare models to see which one is best suited to your needs.

Next steps

Should you go electric?

Our pure electric cars

Next steps

Important information :

^If you are selecting a Volkswagen ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 or ID.7 then prices shown are the MDP (Manufacturer's Direct Price).  This is the price set by Volkswagen which you pay for the vehicle.  Volkswagen ID vehicles are sold by Volkswagen UK, a trading division of Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited (please note that you will need to visit an authorised Volkswagen Retailer (acting as agent for Volkswagen UK) to order, purchase and take delivery of your Volkswagen ID vehicle).  The MDP includes delivery to an authorised Volkswagen Retailer (acting as agent for Volkswagen UK), number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year's Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%).  You can find out more about the Volkswagen model for selling ID vehicles by clicking https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/en/legal/mdp-explained.html.

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