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The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen e-Golf
For:Feels like a Golf, drives like one too
Against: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.