The Volkswagen Passat GTE Plug-In Hybrid Estate: The Complete Guide

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Overview


Volkswagen AG, the Germany automotive group is one of the leading automotive companies in the global electric vehicle (EV) industry. Volkswagen has committed to an investment up to Euro 30 billion by 2023. It aims to sell 3 million electric vehicles by 2025 and launch up to 70 new EV models over the next 10 years.

With the launch of its electric vehicle ID. Family, VW is fast cementing a dominant position to become the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer by 2028, with the automotive behemoth planning to manufacturer 22 million electric vehicles. The automotive company currently has a number of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) on sale, to include:



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The Volkswagen Passat GTE PHEV Estate


The Volkswagen Passat (B8) was introduced in 2014. The B8 is the eight-generation in the VW Passat series, and it was the first VW passenger car to be based on the stretched version of the MQB platform. The GTE plug-in hybrid variant was unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and was on sale in 2015. The PHEV received a facelift in 2018. PHEVs are perfect for individuals and families:

  • Keen to take a step towards lower emission and environment-friendly driving.
  • Need a vehicle for extensive and regular long-distance travelling.
  • Have limited access to private or public EV charging stations.
  • Do a number of short commutes (30 miles and below) on a regular basis.
  • Keen to save money.

It is a widely known fact, in that, the average distance of a trip in the UK is a mere 12 miles. An average vehicle in the UK will travel between 8k and 10k miles per annum i.e. less than 30 miles per day. The newest eco-friendly PHEVs on the market will average between 20 to 30 zero-emission electric miles on a fully-charged EV battery. In most plug-in electric cars the EV battery will be below 15 kWh in capacity.

The Volkswagen plug-in electric estate has a 13 kWh EV battery with a WLTP zero-emission electric range of 34 miles. Depending on driving style, weather condition and the services used in the e-estate, expect a real world range closer to 29 miles. However, that would be more than sufficient for most daily commutes using the EV battery i.e. driving emission-free and also saving money (the running cost per mile of an EV is far lower than a petrol or diesel car). Depending on the cost of electricity, the cost per mile for driving on electric can be as low as 3 pence per mile. Bottom-line driving on electric miles is both cost efficient and eco-friendly!

The VW plug-in electric estate is practical and family-friendly, with amply space for short and long commutes. The electric vehicle (EV) is cheap to run on the zero-emission electric mode. You can lease the PHEV via e-zoomed at fantastic prices. Simply follow the link below to enquire.

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The Volkswagen Passat Estate PHEV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

At A Glance
EV Type:Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Vehicle Type:Estate
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Engine:Petrol/Electric (1.4 TSI 6-speed DSG)
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Passat Estate GTE (from £39,440)
Passat Estate GTE Advance (from £42,130)

PROSCONS
A practical family estate car that is environment-friendlyElectric range is limited
Cheap to run on zero-emission electric rangeLacks inspiration
Pleasant to driveBoot space limited due to EV battery

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (13 kWh)
Charging:DC rapid charging not available. On board charger 3.6 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:28g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:3 years or 60,000 miles

Dimensions
Height (mm):1469
Width (mm):1832
Length (mm):4773
Wheelbase (mm):2789

Passat Estate GTE
EV Battery Capacity:13 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):34 miles
Fuel Consumption (mpg):249.3 (combined)
EV Operation Efficiency (Wh/km):151.33
Charging:DC rapid charging not available. On board charger 3.6 kW AC
Top Speed:138 mph
0-62 mph:7.6 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (PS):218
Torque (Nm):250
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,754
Colours:6

Passat Estate GTE Advance
EV Battery Capacity:13 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):34 miles
Fuel Consumption (mpg):237.5 (combined)
EV Operation Efficiency (Wh/km):153.58
Charging:DC rapid charging not available. On board charger 3.6 kW AC
Top Speed:138 mph
0-62 mph:7.6 seconds
Drive:Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Electric Motor (kW):N/A
Max Power (PS):218
Torque (Nm):250
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:5
Doors:5
Unladen Weight (kg):1,754
Colours:6

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The Volkswagen Passat Estate PHEV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

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The Volkswagen Passat Estate PHEV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

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The Volkswagen Passat Estate PHEV Available For Lease Via e-zoomed (credit: VW)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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