A powerful combination
Simply press the GTE button and the electric engine combines with the petrol motor to deliver acceleration from 0-62mph in a mere 7.6 seconds. The power driving the Golf GTE comes from a 1.4-litre four-cylinder TSI petrol engine with 148bhp output, and a 101bhp electric motor. The Golf GTE is fitted with six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, for the smoothest of gear shifts. Fuel efficiency is an impressive 166mpg on a combined cycle, while CO2 emissions are low, at around 40g/km.
The Golf GTE plug-in hybrid allows you to select the most suitable driving mode for your journey. For longer journeys, the hybrid mode is ideal, as it switches automatically as required between petrol and electric power. Hybrid mode gives a combined range of 514 miles. If you choose electric-only mode, you have a range of up to 31 miles, which is more than adequate for doing those short trips around town or the school run. Charging takes 3 hours 45 minutes using a standard mains socket, or just 2 hours 15 minutes if you have a Podpoint wall box installed, or at a public charging station.
Car-Net e-remote services
The Car-Net e-remote mobile service package on the GTE allows you to control numerous features in your electric car via your smartphone. Battery management allows you to check the current charge level, the range remaining, and when it is charging you can see the time left to reach a full charge. The Car-Net parking position service means you’ll never again find yourself wondering where you left your car on in the multi-storey car park. This feature instantly identifies where you last parked your car and it can also show your quickest route to walk there. You can also check remotely whether you have switched off your headlights and locked the doors of your GTE.