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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen e-Golf

£17,570£35,765
8/10
Overall verdict
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.
 

For: 

Feels like a Golf, drives like one too

Against: 

Useless if you're regularly commuting from Penzance to Portsmouth

Overview

What is it?

The first-ever Golf to entirely do away with that old-school notion of an internal combustion engine. The e-Golf is propelled solely by an electric motor sending 114bhp to the front wheels, fed by a 24.2kW lithium ion battery tucked down between the axles. Apart from that, this is very much a Golf, underpinned by the familiar MQB bits underneath.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
2.0 TSI R 3dr DSG [Nav]
4.9s 165g/km 39.8 300 £32,860
The cheapest
1.2 TSI S 3dr
11.9s 113g/km 57.6 85 £17,570
The greenest
e-Golf 5dr Auto
10.4s 0g/km 115 £31,625
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