This is not an ordinary Golf, although at first glance you might think it was. No, this is the e-Golf. There’s a couple of tell-tale signs, the blue detailing on the grille, full LED headlights, a redesigned front valance with C-shaped daytime running lamps and blue trimming to the VW badge.
To make it as efficient as possible, the e-Golf sits on bespoke 16-inch alloy wheels while the tyres are low resistant to minimise the use of energy needed to move the car along.
Charging is easy and can be done in two ways. You can use a 3.6Kw wall box to fully charge the car in just eight hours. Customers can also use a public DC fast charger system. This unit can charge your battery up to 80 per cent of capacity in just 35 minutes, while conventional 3-pin sockets will take 13 hours for a full recharge.
The electric battery on the e-Golf has a power output of 113bhp and 270Nm of torque. This means it can get from a standing start to 62mph in 10.4 seconds and it has a top speed of 87mph.
Based on the SE trim, the e-Golf is only available in a five-door bodystyle and come with lots of kit. This includes adaptive cruise control, city emergency braking, auto headlights and wipers, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity and an iPod and USB media interface. There’s also a two-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen for the Discover Pro sat-nav.