Electric Volkswagen Golf priced from €34,900 in Germany
The second electric car to be launched by the brand in the last six months following the e-up!, it uses an electric motor delivering 113bhp and maximum torque of 199lb.ft. This gives a 0 to 62mph time of 10.4 seconds along with a range of between 81 and 118 miles.
As well as its eco credentials, the model offers efficient running, consuming 12.7kWh per 62 miles, equating to 3.5 pence per mile.
The brand also promises that the e-Golf gets the same handling, ride and space as the original model as well as standard features including the “Discover Pro” radio/navigation system, heated windscreen, automatic climate control, parking heater and ventilation, leather steering wheel, aerodynamically optimised “Astana” alloy wheels and, being used for the first time by Volkswagen, full LED headlights.
Its C-shaped LED daytime running lights match the e-up!'s front end, designed to immediately identify the e-Golf as a Volkswagen electric vehicle.
To accompany the launch, Volkswagen will be launching a series of e-mobility weeks in March on the site of Berlin's former Tempelhof Airport, including an overview of Volkswagen’s electric mobility developments. From 14th to 16th March there will also be the opportunity for to test drive vehicles fitted with the new engine systems. Details are available from www.emobility.volkswagen.de.
The Volkswagen e-Golf is set to launch in the UK this summer, likely to be priced at around £25,000 including the £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant.