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Review VW e-Golf

March 21,

VW recently released the fully e-Golf, see the review by Top Gear on the car

What is it?

It’s the first-ever to entirely do away with old-school notion of an internal engine. The e-Golf is instead solely by an electric motor, fed by a pack, sending 113bhp to the wheels. It’ll get from to 37mph in 4.2 seconds, to 62mph six seconds later, and top out at 87mph. start at £25,845 (including EV subsidy) when it lands in the UK summer.

It doesn’t sound fast.

Honestly, in real-world the e-Golf feels not only than those figures suggest, but fast full-stop. a fabulous slug of torque from standstill — ft, no less — which the e-Golf a proper kick from the lights. There’s so twist on tap, in fact, it’ll even spin its if you get too lairy on the throttle.

Speaking of throttles, VW says its motor will turn twitch-of-right-foot into torque at the five times faster a conventional petrol engine. means this thing has pokey responses. Spot a prod accelerator, be there. not quite driving as we know it, but rather lovely all the same.

it have that weird braking?

Yes, but you can alter the of the energy capture system, almost non-existent to hauling you to a rapid standstill as soon you off the throttle. The latter mode something of a recalibration of your and right foot, but once acclimatised it makes a lot of sense town, and means you virtually have to actually hit the brake

But if you don’t like it, you can dial out the of the regenerative braking, at which the e-Golf feels like, like every other refined, solid, nice to with all the VW nav/music/interior goodies come to expect. And, of it’s incredibly quiet, the peep from the drivetrain a sci-fi whine at motorway

How far will it go on a charge?

VW quotes a of 118 miles — claiming its Golf is around 30 per cent energy efficient than such as the Nissan Leaf but as ever with EVs, it how you drive.

In a mix of passably sensible and dual-carriageway stuff, we got just 100 miles from a charge. up the air con and attempt a triple-digit autobahn and you can half that figure. But rather what the e-Golf in a gentle, non-sanctimonious way: you question exactly how much you really need to munch

Do you actually need full-blast air con 15 miles from your or could you just open a Do you need the full 113bhp on tap you’re crawling through or could you drop your into ‘Eco’ or ‘Eco+’ dialling down the power and range yet further? It’s not how TG has sought its thrills, but it’s addictive nonetheless.

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On the subject of tell me about the battery.

a posh lithium-ion job, a 24.2kW capacity and a weight That mass has no ill effect on however, as the battery pack is down between the axles, under the passengers’ feet.

Doesn’t that mean nowhere to store your

No, legroom is identical to that of the Golfs. Space for a battery was engineered into the MQB architecture the start, so there’s no compromise to the e-Golf’s electric gubbins. As expect from VW, this is no every one of the Golf’s components has optimised to consume as little as possible. It’s slippier, than the standard car, a drag coefficient of 0.28 the diesel Golf’s 0.31.

So I buy one?

As ever with it depends what you need your car. A realistic of 100-odd miles is far more enough for most day-to-day needs, and equates to some cheap motoring. VW reckons with the right energy you’ll pay around 5p per mile for electricity: if TG’s maths is a petrol car averaging 30mpg cost you around 15p per mile at UK fuel prices.

But if you’re regularly schlepping Birmingham to Cornwall, the e-Golf work for you: though it can be 80 per fast-charged in just 30 minutes, need 13 hours to brim the at home. And, of course, requires a driveway, or at least a space with convenient socket: your local might not be too happy about you a flex from your flat to the street below.

But if the fits, by all means wear it. The is an EV that works not just for statement-makers, but for most of us, most of the With the possible exception of the Model S — which is at a very different end of the market it’s the most convincing car ever made.

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