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Electric and hybrid driving modes

One-size-fits-all has never been our philosophy. Our electric and hybrid cars come with distinct driving modes to give you total control over how your car’s power is distributed.

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Electric driving modes

Our electric cars offer three driving modes, Normal, ECO, and ECO+. Normal Mode gives you full use of climate control systems. It brings down the overall range of the car but is perfect for very hot or cold days. ECO Mode directs less power towards the climate control systems. It’s the ideal setting if you only need to slightly alter the climate in the cabin. ECO+ Mode diverts all power to the electric motor to maximise your car’s range.

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Hybrid driving modes

Depending on the model, Hybrid Volkswagens can feature up to four driving modes, Hybrid, Charge, GTE, and Battery Hold. Perfect for longer journeys, Hybrid Mode switches between the electric motor and the petrol motor. Charge Mode uses energy from the petrol engine to recharge the car’s battery, it’s best used if you want to drive electrically further down the road.
GTE unleashes the petrol engine and electric motor for a punchy performance and also engages an imposing engine sound. Finally, Battery Hold Mode solely uses the petrol engine to save battery power.

Our electric vision

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Our electric vision

Volkswagen’s future is electric. We’re committed to developing cars and technologies that open up the possibilities of electric driving to all. Making the switch to electric not only benefits the environment, it could also help you save money and discover a new and exciting way to drive.

Electric pedigree

The development of our revolutionary ID. range didn’t happen overnight. Our electric history first started in 1970. Let us take you back to the start of our journey towards a more sustainable future.

Leading the way

Our goal isn’t just to sell electric cars. We are designing a range of vehicles with high performance, that go further and put efficiency at the heart of their design.

Next steps

Our pure electric cars

Our hybrid cars


Next steps