The interior of a VW ID.4 at night

Driving technology

Our electric cars are driven by technology. Take a closer look at the amazing innovations our electric cars showcase.

Illustration of the brake energy recuperation

Brake energy recuperation

Charge while you drive. Our electric cars can harness the energy released from braking, convert it, and send it to the battery to give it more charge. 

Illustration of smart climate control in the VW ID.3

Smart climate control

The ID. range features smart climate control that allows you to personalise your air conditioning. It even features ‘preconditioning’ so your car is the perfect temperature from the moment you step inside.

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Driving modes

Drive it your way. All of our electric and hybrid models come with distinct driving modes that allow you to easily change the settings to suit all sorts of weather and road conditions.

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Autonomous driving

Still at concept stage, ID. Pilot will add to the suite of Driver Assist systems by allowing your Volkswagen to drive itself.

Find out more

The future of electric travel

In certain situations, electric cars literally drive themselves. Read up on how it works and when it can be used.

Discover autonomous driving

An illustration of a person driving a VW ID model with AR head-up display activated

Augmented reality head-up display

The augmented reality head-up display projects key driving information within your line of vision. Thanks to this innovative technology, your speed, current speed limits, and even your route can all be projected.

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Drive technology in electric cars.

Understand how an electric motor works and compares to a combustion engine; and what could make them even more powerful in the future.

Next steps

Should you go electric?

Our pure electric cars


Next steps

Lithium-ion batteries, of the type used in most electric vehicles (including Volkswagen electric vehicles) have a restricted lifespan. Battery capacity will reduce over time, with use and charging. Reduction in battery capacity will affect the performance of the vehicle, including the range achievable, and may impact resale value. New car performance figures (including battery capacity and range) may be provided for the purposes of comparison between vehicles. You should not rely on new car performance figures (including battery capacity and range), in relation to used vehicles with older batteries, as they will not reflect used vehicle performance in the real world. For further information on battery degradation/preservation please visit:

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^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

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