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8/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review: Volkswagen e-Golf

£18,325£31,020
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
1.5 TSI 150 Life 5dr
8.5s 110g/km 150 £24,270
The cheapest
1.4 TSI Moda 5dr DSG
8.1s 112g/km 56.5 140 £18,325
The greenest
e-Golf 5dr Auto
9.6s 0g/km 135 £31,020

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