The benefits of buying electric

Aside from the benefits to the environment, buying an electric vehicle has many advantages for drivers. Lower running and maintenance costs mean owning an electric model is cheaper, while zero emissions means road tax rates are significantly lower. Instant torque delivery also makes acceleration rapid, making for a highly responsive drive.

Key benefits include:

  • No CO2 or NOx emissions, meaning a reduced impact on the environment
  • Cheaper running and maintenance costs
  • Lower road tax
  • Instant torque delivery for quicker acceleration
  • Government incentives for vehicles and wall box chargers


How do you charge an electric car?


Charging your electric vehicle is simple. Just plug it into a suitable power source and it will charge up. There are several types of chargers available with installation grants available for your home. This will depend on what suits you.

How long does it take to charge an electric car?


Charging your new Volkswagen probably wont take as long as you think. This will depend on what type of charging station you use. At home with a 7kW wall box, you can charge your electric vehicle from empty to full overnight. With a 50kW rapid charger, you can add up to 100 miles of range in around 35 minutes.

How far can an electric car travel on one charge?


Battery technology has come a long way since the first electric vehicle was produced. Now, you can go so much further. Range will be affected by some factors including air conditioning, driving conditions and what kind of road the vehicle is driving on. The ID.3 comes with the choice of three battery sizes. The ID.3's fast charging batteries have an impressive range of up to 336 miles. 

Can I charge an electric car in public?


Its easy for you to charge your Volkswagen vehicle at home, at work , at the shops or on the road. There are many public places and service stations. Some are free, while others have a small charge. You can view where your nearest charging point is by clicking HERE

How long does the battery last?


You will be pleasantly surprised at how long the batteries last. The key attribute will be how often the battery is charged and discharged. When you purchase your new ID, we will guarantee that your battery will not drop below a minimum of 70% of the useable capacity value after eight years or 100,000 miles - whatever comes first.

Is charging an electric vehicle dangerous?


Charging your electric Volkswagen is safe - no matter what the weather. As long as your electric car and charging station meet the legal standards, no electricity will flow until there is a secure connection and contact has been established. You can take your electric vehicle to a car wash or open the bonnet in the rain. 

What is the cost of running an electric car?


The overall costs for an electric vehicle is expected to be at the same level as a comparable engine vehicle - or even lower. With attractive prices and competitive leasing instalments, government funding, good residual values and lower maintenance costs, you will find the cost of running your electric vehicle can be affordable. The Volkswagen ID range is available with Lease&Care - which means all your servicing and maintenance costs is included all in one, easy monthly payment.

What is Lease&Care?


With Volkswagen Lease&Care, its simple. You choose your ID. and care package for one monthly price and a length of time which suits you. The package will be built around what suits you and your driving style. With all-round care, this keeps you on the road and takes the stress away from those unexpected costs. We like to give you choices. At the end of your contract, you can move into a new ID, stay in your ID for a longer period or hand back your ID. It really is that simple.

What Government contributions can I enjoy?


The current incentive offers customers who purchase a zero emissions car which is priced below £35,000 to receive a grant of up to £2,500. The ID.3, e-Golf and e-up! currently qualify for the grant.

Enquire now For further details on the Volkswagen electric range, or to book a test drive, contact TJ Hamilton in Cookstown, County Tyrone, today.