Volkswagen Electric Golf driven What Car?

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Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

Volkswagen Electric Golf

The VW Golf blue-e-motion electric car scheduled to go on sale for three but we got an exclusive first drive in it on the Future Car Challenge from to London.

The 57-mile route in every type of road, crowded city centre in central London through to country lanes, although motorway driving was limited.

like a normal Golf?

the electric Golf is barely to the standard car. There’s a less boot space of the battery pack, a couple of dials to reflect charge and – most notably – two paddles the steering wheel, which can the level of automatic brake

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The Golf is by lithium-ion batteries and has an electric with a peak power of 113bhp – providing a range of 100 miles in normal conditions. It can a top speed of 86mph and accelerate 0-62 mph in 11.8 seconds. enough for everyday driving, and its torque can even spin the if you must.

The car has regenerative braking that can when the accelerator is released and the initial travel of the brake This reduces the amount of that would otherwise be during driving.

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Behind the wheel

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

Driving the proved to be simplicity itself. are two forward settings, one that free progress, the other brake-energy regeneration. Both of driving take seconds to get to, but would take several behind the wheel to get the maximum from.

The same can be said of paddles behind the steering There are four settings, applying increasing amounts of to instigate energy recuperation – a way of extending range, particularly the battery pack means the is around 250kg heavier an equivalent diesel model.

Used cleverly, the paddles a significant difference to efficiency, but the best from the system a lot of thinking ahead, reading the conditions and working the paddles In everyday driving it is easy to they could get ignored you are running out of range.

Overall, car supplements all the Golf’s qualities improved refinement. There’s no noise, just a tiny from the electric motor, and and road noise are minimal, amazing efficiency. On our eco-minded drive, we achieved the Golf’s range.

What’s next?

VW’s step is to put 500 Golf Blue-e-motions real-world trials, which begin next year. from these trials then be used to hone the car of its mass-market debut in late

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars
Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars
Volkswagen e-Golf Electric Cars

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