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  1. Wait for MK8 GTE? And a Question about the 13kWh battery!

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi all, I've been lurking on this forum for a few weeks now. I've had my heart set on a Golf GTE. I've been doing lots of research, to make sure the car is for me - and It is! However with the MK8 GTE releasing later this year, should I wait? Would the price of the MK7.5 would drop? What's...
  2. Golf GTE Questions

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi all, First post here. So apologies if I haven't followed the correct protocols! Few questions about the Golf GTE as I'm interested in purchasing one. 1) MK7 v MK7.5 I was on autottader looking at variants. On the spec form the MK7 has 10 more BHP than the MK7.5. Not only that the MK7.5 you...
  3. Volkswagen We Connect Outage

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi All, Is anyone experiencing problems due to the current outage of the Volkswagen 'We Connect' back-end? I called the 0800 279 7508 customer support number and there is a recorded announcement that We Connect is down and that they are working on getting it back up.
  4. Scheduled Charging - what am I doing wrong?!?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Please help a new owner..... I picked up my used 7.5 Advance last week and loving it so far but i’m Struggling with the scheduled charging. What I expect should happen = with a schedule set and ticked in e-Manager I plug the car in and press the schedule button under the VW badge..... if the...
  5. Is this worth looking at

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    So after having driven to Glasgow and back in the Zoe Q90 from EV Experience, I am thinking that a cheap EV with limits range may not be the correct thing at this time. However, I have been for a few drives with my Father in Law in his GTE and I have been impressed with the ability of it to...
  6. Keyless entry and Start

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    I've had my 2017 Passat GTE Advance estate since May of last year and absolutely loving it. With a lot of recent press coverage of the security problems relating to keyless entry I find myself somewhat confused with the system installed on the GTE. Rightly or wrongly, I have always locked and...
  7. Car tax

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    Not exempt anymore and not cheap either £160 a year!!! :cry:
  8. For Sale Genuine VW Golf GTE 16A Type2 charging cable

    Electric Vehicle Classifieds
    As new, never used. Type 2 - Type 2 16A charging cable. Comes with genuine VW carry bag: £130 including postage within UK, or offers? (Private sale, nothing to do with my business!). Thanks, Miles
  9. EGolf Vs New Leaf 40 which one

    Volkswagen e-Golf
    I have a Leaf 40kwh and I am not that impressed with the real world range and the issue with Rapidgate. I was looking at either the PHEV GTE or the eGolf. The reason for this is that I find that the range of the Leaf is only about 130 under normal conditions and between charges on along multi...
  10. Emissions Control warning light on at ignition only; turns off when hybrid drive active

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi all! Noticed that our brand new Golf GTE displays the following light when the ignition is activated (along with the usual depress brake, airbag info lights, etc...) Curiously however, it disappears when the car is fully turned on in any mode. This behaviour is regular and consistent...
  11. Potential recall based on tiny cadmium component

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    I saw mention on the Internet the other day about a potential recall on all VW GTE and e- models over a tiny amount of cadmium currently contained in the charger unit. Apparently ALL production of GTE and e- models has been stopped until the matter can be resolved and there is a strong...
  12. Just picked up my GTE - What do I need to know?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hey all, First off I want to say thank you for providing such a friendly and helpful forum (from what I have seen). I picked up my 16 plate Golf GTE yesterday, and have managed to have a little play around with it. I want to connect my phone so that I can use Google Maps etc through the screen...
  13. Compensation?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    My order went to VW on the 1st December, at which point i was advised of a 1st March delivery date. This has been extended to a build date of 18th June.With delivery estimated a further 6 weeks after this point. A full 9 months from order to delivery. After much back and forth with VW and the...
  14. A Day in the life of a GTE owner

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Day One, Saturday After many months of waiting, D day is here, prearranged with the dealer to collect the car (and pay!). 09:00, arrive and met by the sales person, run through paperwork, handed the card machine, slot in debit card, key in PIN, *boom* just like that spent £22k ;), scarily...
  15. 3 Phase GTE Charging No PP,CP cable?

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi, Does anyone know what happens if you wire a 3 phase plug direct to a type 2 connector without having the PP and CP cables? Would be a 32amp 3 phase plug wiring L1 to L1 L2 to L2 and so on, would this charge the GTE or would it come up with a charging error or just charge at all? If this...
  16. Safelock warning & remap

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    When I turn off the car and open the door to exit I get a warning saying Safe door unlock - please see manual the shift is in park and ebrake on. So any ideas why I'm getting this warning pls? Ps. Love the car and getting it remapped by Celtic Tuning peeps - stage one will make 250bhp and still...
  17. Insuring the GTE

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Having recently taken delivery of my GTE, has anyone else found insuring it tricky? The insurers I was already with (Principle) had never heard of it and took a while before coming back to me with a ridiculous quote. I had the same issue with a couple of other companies and Aviva had their...
  18. MOT for my GTE

    Volkswagen Golf GTE
    Hi everyone - my MY15 GTE is due an MOT at the end of May. Does anyone know what the best thing to do to help the Garage do an emissions test on the ICE? The current plan is to run the battery down, so that the ICE autostarts when the accelerator is pressed. Any advice gratefully received...
  19. Which Alloys Look Best?

    Volkswagen Passat GTE
    Hi Folks I'm just finalising my Passat GTE saloon order, final choice, which alloys? The standard look fine, but the other two options are only £105 more and there will soon be lots of Passat GTEs in the staff car park. Can't decide so thought I'd ask the experts. That's you guys btw! The...
  20. Hello from God's Own County

    Ice Breakers
    That's Yorkshire, in case you didn't know. I have been running a Golf GTE since July 2017 and really enjoyed the car. Being retired, the mileage is still under 5000mls but we ususally use it as a pure EV for our daily trips with the ICE for security on the periodic long journeys. Since the...