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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen e-Golf

Overall verdict
The e-Golf is an EV that works for most of us, most of the time. A truly convincing electric car.


Feels like a Golf, drives like one too


Useless if you're regularly commuting from Penzance to Portsmouth


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 310 R 3dr AWD DSG
4.6s 160g/km 40.9 310 £33,440
The cheapest
1.0 TSI S 3dr
11.9s 108g/km 58.9 85 £17,570
The greenest
e-Golf 5dr Auto
9.6s 0g/km 135 £32,135
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