The new Passat GTE is equipped with an even larger battery, with an energy content increased from 9.9 kWh to 13.0 kWh – an increase of 31 per cent. The pure electric range was thus extended correspondingly. It is now capable of covering up to approximately 55 km** in the new WLTP cycle, corresponding to around 70 km** in accordance with the NEDC. In addition, a new operating mode configuration has made it much easier to reserve sufficient battery capacity for city destinations. As before, the Passat GTE can be temporarily used as a zero emission vehicle and is not currently liable for road tolls in major cities such as London. At the same time, the combination of the electric motor and turbocharged engine (160 kW / 218 PS system power) means the Passat GTE provides the benefits of a comfortable, safe long-distance vehicle. The Passat GTE already complies with limits set out in the Euro 6d emissions standard, which applies to new vehicles from 2021.
Charging via the electricity grid
The Passat GTE is equipped with a 3.6 kW battery charger. When connected to a conventional electrical grid with 230 volts / 2.3 kW, the battery – if completely empty – will be fully charged within six hours and 15 minutes. The charging time falls to four hours with a wall box or a charging station with 360 volts / 3.6 kW.