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Meet the VW eGolf

Book and drive the VW e-Golf by the minute. All of the e-Golfs in our fleet are automatic, so you won't need to worry about changing gears and they are only available for Flex journeys. Which means you can travel where you want but make sure you drop it back in approved parking bay within the Flex Zone, called the Zipzone. Prices start from £0.31/minute and £14/hour
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Charging details for the VW e-Golf

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Charging details for the VW e-Golf

If you're taking the VW e-Golf on a longer trip, here are some details for charging the car:

The VW e-Golf has a DC CCS charging port for rapid chargers. To access the charging port, unlock the car using the key and press the charging port on the rear of the driver's side - where the petrol cap is! The DC CCS port is there, and may require you to take the cap off the bottom of the charge port. 

Once you've set up the charger and plugged the car in, a small yellow light will illuminate on the dashboard to show it is charging. There is also a light next to the charging port, with a sticker next to it to explain what each colour means.

Helpful Tips for the e-Golf

How to start the vehicle? 

It's an automatic transmission, so the vehicle must be in P and foot on brake in order to start. The vehicle will be silent when started with Green “ready” on dash.

How to put the car into drive, reverse and park?

When in 'D' pull back once to go into 'B' and again to return to 'D' flappy paddles can be used to move up and down through gears. Right is + and left is -

How to adjust the wing mirrors? 

The mirrors are adjusted using a joystick positioned above the window switches in the driver's door. The joystick can be twisted to adjust the left and right mirrors, then simply pushed to move the mirror in the corresponding direction. 

How to use the headlights and turn signals?

To operate the headlights, use the round switch to the left of the steering wheel. 0 is for off, AUTO is for automatic headlight control. When an image of a side light illuminates, it indicates that the side lights are switched on (they work with the ignition on or off). When an image of a headlight is illuminated, it indicates that the headlights are switched on. All the settings will switch off when the ignition is off apart from the sidelights. The indicator signal switch is to the left of the steering wheel. Push the switch down to indicate left and up to indicate right.

How to use the windscreen wipers? 

To operate the windscreen wipers, use the lever to the right of the steering wheel. Push the lever up to engage the wipers and further up for faster speeds.

How do I release the boot?

To release the boot, flip the VW badge.

How to release the bonnet? 

The bonnet is released by pulling forward the vertical lever located on the right-hand side of the driver's foot well. Once released, the bonnet is opened by sliding 2-3 fingers under the front edge and lifting this lever (the black part), situated in the center of the bonnet above the VW badge

Three handy hints before you hit the road

If you’ve never rented an electric car before, here are some handy hints to get you started.

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Check the range

Our app and the dashboard will show you an approximate range. Speed, cold weather, air-conditioning and heating will impact the car’s mileage. You’ll find more tips here.

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Plan your route

If you’re taking a longer trip you may need to charge the car. Just make sure you plan where your nearest rapid charging station will be - you’ll find your nearest with the Zapmap.


It’s quiet

Our EV's are super quiet. You’ll know you’re ready to drive when the dashboard screen lights up! You can find out more about each car here.

Our Community Rules

Before you hit the road, read our community rules of car-sharing.

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Return it right

Return a Roundtrip on time, or you can extend your booking. Drop a Flex in our Zipzone.

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Keep it clean

Clean up, don’t smoke and take everything with you. Don’t forget to recycle your rubbish!

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Fill ‘er up

If fuel is below ¼ tank at the end of your trip, fill up before you return to it’s bay. Fuel's on us!

How far does my charge take me in a VW e-Golf?

We've worked with e-Golf in our fleet for over 5 years and have pulled together a top level breakdown on the range relative to charge to help you get where you need to be whatever the charge. 

% Charge e-Golf Range guide
100% 144 miles
80% 115 miles
50% 72 miles
25% 36 miles