VW e-Golf: Updated electric car now on sale in UK

VOLKSWAGEN updated e-Golf 2017 has entered car showrooms in the UK and can now be bought with up to £10,000 off its list price under the new VW scrappage scheme.

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Volkswagen has launched the updated e-Golf in showrooms across the UK

Volkswagen has launched the updated e-Golf in showrooms across the UK with better range and more technology onboard.

The zero-emissions e-Golf has an OTR price of £32,190 which can be slashed to £27,690 with the plug-in Government car grant.

In addition to this, drivers can land another £5,500 off the car’s price under the terms of VW’s new scrappage scheme 2017.

The German manufacturer boasts between 124 real world range and 186 NEDC miles of range, an increase by 50 per cent.

An increase in energy capacity of the e-Golf’s lithium-ion battery from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh has allowed the extra range.

Power has also increased by 15kW to 100 kWh (136PS) this allows the vehicle to go from 0-62mph in 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 93mph.

Torque has increased from 270Nm to 290Nm and the car is controlled, as before, by a single-speed gearbox.

The e-Golf’s battery can be recharged from empty to 80 per cent capacity in just 45 minutes when connected to a 40 kW DC rapid charger.

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The zero-emissions e-Golf has an OTR price of £32,190

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The e-Golf’s battery can be recharged from empty to 80 per cent capacity in just 45 minutes

To fully recharge the vehicle from a wallbox will take five hours and 20 minutes.

Using the Volkswagen Car-Net smartphone app the car’s air conditioning can be started or stopped and set times for the car to stop and start charging and reveals the location of the car while it is parked.

Inside the car is VW’s Discover Navigation Pro infotainment system with Gesture control which is controlled by 9.2-inch colour touchscreen.

An optional Active Info Display can replace the traditional instrument panel with a 12.3-inch high-resolution TFT screen.

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Increased power allows the vehicle to go from 0-62mph in 9.6 second, with a top speed of 93mph

All Golfs include Front Assist, which is a safety system that uses a radar sensor to warn the driver of an imminent collision.

The system will brake the car automatically if the driver does not react in time.

An extension of this is City Emergency Braking, which detects pedestrians moving across the vehicle’s path.

Volkswagen’s e-Golf has traditionally been built in Wolfsburg in Germany. It is now being produced in Dresden, too, at Volkswagen’s futuristic ‘Transparent Factory’.

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