AM Online


February 2014

An all-electric medium-sized car from Volkswagen will appear with the E-Golf in February and offer zero tailpipe emissions coupled to a range of 118 miles. It uses a 114bhp electric motor that can see the E-golf from 0-62mphin 10.4 seconds, giving it comparable performance to a 1.2 TSI petrol-powered Golf five-door hatch. The driver has a choice of two driving modes, Eco and Eco+, as well as four regenerative braking modes, covered by D1, D2, D3 and B. These modes offer varying amounts of engine braking, so the driver can choose how much the battery is recharged as the car slows and extend battery life to suit the journey. Prices for the VW E-Golf have yet to be confirmed.