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Electric cars FAQs

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Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about electric cars.

  • How does recharging an electric vehicle work?

    You can simply plug your car into an electric socket using the supplied cable when you come home in the evening and drive off fully recharged in the morning. The power point and electrical installation have to be in good working order and checked by a professional electrician. It’s faster with a wallbox, which can be ordered through a Volkswagen retailer. Or you can fill up at a public DC quick-charge station.

    Depending on where you fill up, charging time takes between less than 30 minutes and up to 12 hours:

    CCS charging station : up to 30 minutes
    Wallbox: 6 to 8 hours
    Household 3-pin plug: 10 to 12 hours

    For more information on charging, please see our comprehensive guide all about charging.

  • What incentives are available for electric and hybrid car buyers?

    There are currently lots of financial incentives to encourage you to make the switch to electric.

    The current UK Government scheme is offering up to £2,500 to customers purchasing an electric vehicle with a value of less than £35,000, which significantly reduces the purchase price. You’ll also benefit from no road tax, free parking and charging in some supermarkets, retail and entertainment parks, gyms and even council car parks. Some cities will also let you use the bus lane.

    Visit https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants Opens an external link to get yourself up to date with the latest Government grant or for our website click here https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/offers-and-finance/finance-calculator Opens an external link to look at your buying options for your electric Volkswagen!

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