The e-Golf is now available throughout our Volkswagen Trust Group sites and there is plenty of opportunities to test drive one of the first 100% electric Volkswagen Golfs.
The e-Golf is the latest evolution of the Golf to hit the UK and delivers the same hard-hitting design, style and driving experience people have come to love about the original Volkswagen Golf. 2019 will see five thousand e-Golfs on UK roads with more to come in the not too distant future.
This marks a momentous change for both VW and the iconic Golf as the car industry moves towards more sustainable and eco-friendly cars that can deliver performance and smart looks to boot. The new e-Golf is a testament to VW’s commitment to investing in these areas while still retaining the driving experience and quality it is known for around the world.
The new e-Golf will be able to reach speeds of approximately 93 mph and will be packing a 135bhp electric dual motor. The battery range of the new e-Golf means it should have a range of 144 miles (WLTP) on a single charge although that will more than likely be a realistic range of 125 miles. The distance can vary depending on your usage of the new smart driving modes of which you control in order to maximise your range in real time. Thanks to the new recuperative braking technology, you can reclaim the kinetic energy from braking and have it transfer directly back into your battery, technology derived from Formula 1 KERS system.
The e-Golf is also extremely efficient and cost effective to run. A full charge usually takes around 13hrs* and can be charged pretty much anywhere there is a power point or at home using a standard household three pin plug. A full charge will cost approximately 85p which is great considering the range you can achieve on one full charge.
The new e-Golf is also much smarter and includes the intelligent driver assistance system built in. Car-Net app integration also allows for you to fully monitor your car. You can remotely start and stop battery charging, view your current battery level and the range you will get on your current charge. The really clever part though is you can see all your vehicle data including how much it costs you when charging your vehicle at certain times. It allows you and the smart system to better optimise how much charging your battery costs you. The e-Golf still retains the iconic Golf design, performance and style making the transition to electric a familiar and smooth process without losing your enjoyment of driving a Golf.
Here at Trust, we are going to be putting the e-Golf through its paces over the next few weeks. This includes a daily vlog over 7 days and a friendly competition between our Volkswagen sites to see who can drive the furthest using an e-Golf.
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Contact us today and book a test drive in the new e-Golf. You can also find out more about how you could potentially gain £3,500 towards the cost through the UK governments’ OLEV plug-in grant scheme.