VOLKSWAGEN'S e-Golf electric car has been around since 2014 and the latest
version has been given a 50 per cent boost in range, now up to a claimed 186
As well as improved battery technology the e-Golf has been given revised
styling and additional connectivity features, both in the car and in the
driver's hand, via a mobile smartphone.
The new e-Golf is available to order now from Volkswagen's network of
specialist e-Retailers and is priced at £32,190 or £27,690 with the plug-in
car grant included.
Volkswagen has increased the efficiency of the zero emission e-Golf and the
result is a real driving range increase of 50 per cent compared to the
A range of 186 miles is quoted from the official New European Driving Cycle,
while with driving style and other circumstances considered the range is
effectively 124 miles.
This has been achieved with an increase in the energy capacity of the
e-Golf's lithium-ion battery from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh.
Power is increased to 100 kW, or 136bhp which means the e-Golf's performance
figures are improved too, with the 0 to 62 mph time now 9.6 seconds and a
top speed of 93 mph. As before, drive is via a single-speed gearbox.
When the e-Golf needs charging the battery can go from empty to 80 per cent
full in 45 minutes when a 40 kW DC rapid charger connection is used.
Alternatively, charging from empty to full from a wallbox charging takes
approximately five hours 20 minutes.
Completing the interior of the e-Golf is the optional active info display,
which replaces the traditional instrumentation with a 12.3-inch
high-resolution screen that can be personalised so that it displays the
information the driver wants.