Although it’s on its way out, there’s still a lot to like about the Volkswagen e – Golf . A lot of what we like about it holds true for all Mk7. 5 Golfs, but its quality, usability and sheer unruffled sense of calm all conbine to make this a really likeable EV.
The Volkswagen e – Golf Is Dead A Volkswagen spokesperson confirmed to Road & Track today the company has discontinued its all- electric Golf hatchback, the e – Golf . The spokesperson also confirmed there will be no Mk 8 version of the e – Golf . Instead, the company’s upcoming ID.
e‑Golf from £28,075 e‑Golf ‘On the road’ retail price including Plug-in car grant from £28,075. Manufacturer recommended ‘On the road’ retail price from £31,075. The e‑Golf currently qualifies for the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (“OZEV”) Plug-In Vehicle Grant, which offers £3,000 off the purchase price.
However, the current prediction is that an electric car battery will last from 10 – 20 years before they need to be replaced.
The official EPA range for the 2020 e-Golf falls to 123 miles, from 125 miles for the 2017-2019 editions of the model. Likewise, efficiency figures for the model change significantly—from 119 MPGe (28 kwh/100 miles) to 113 MPGe (30 kwh/100 miles).
The best electric cars to buy are reviewed below: Jaguar I-Pace. Hyundai Kona Electric. Kia e-Niro. Mercedes EQC. BMW i3. Tesla Model 3. Volkswagen e-Golf. Audi E-Tron Quattro.
So what maintenance does an electric car require? An electric car does need servicing at the same intervals as any car . Tyre wear and tear, windscreen wiper replacement along with brake fluid changes will all still be needed.
For most of us, a few times a year. That’s when you’d want a rapid charge of under 45 minutes or so. The rest of the time, slow charging is just fine. It turns out most electric – car drivers don’t even bother to plug in every night , or necessarily to fully charge .
The Volkswagen e – Golf is no niche seller, with more than 100,000 sold around the world by the end of 2019. However, replacement battery packs are very expensive and as these cars get older it’ll cost you more to fit a new battery pack than the car is worth, so be careful if buying an early e – Golf .
Volkswagen’s Center of Excellence for Battery Cells chief Frank Blome said that the goal for the upcoming MEB-based electric car is to guarantee a minimum capacity of 70% for eight years or 160,000 km (around 100,000 miles). The battery pack is expected to last as long as the cars.
Is it cheaper to insure electric cars ? No. In fact, electric car insurance is usually more expensive than cover for a petrol or diesel car – but there are a few reasons for the higher price point. They cost more – Electric cars don’t come cheap .
With all the sprightliness and most of the practicality of the regular Golf , the 2019 VW e – Golf is Volkswagen’s electric car, and provides all- electric motoring in a handsome little package. An electric motor puts out 134 horsepower and draws energy from a 35.8-kWh battery pack.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 7.2 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 5 hours 15 minutes . Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 16 hours 30 minutes . Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection.