Volkswagen unveils electric Golf

Volkswagen unveils electric Golf

Volkswagen is to follow the launch of its electric e-up! model with a new eco-friendly car based on the popular Golf.

The e-Golf will get from 0 to 60mph in 10.4 seconds with a top speed of 87mph, the German company says. Drivers will be able to make a 118-mile journey after a full charge and order books are open already at 24 specialist VW dealers.

Based on the conventional Golf, the five-door model's UK spec is similar to that for the SE version but adds satnav with an 8-inch touchscreen, duel-zone climate control and parking sensors for the front and back.

It takes just 35 minutes to get the e-Golf to 80% via a suitable DC outlet.

A domestic power hub is enough to charge it overnight in just 8 hours or, as with the e-up!, drivers can chose to have a wallbox put in professionally for the same level of charging power.

VW says first deliveries are expected in June and the e-Golf will cost £30,845 on the road - or £25,845 when buyers make use of a £5,000 grant from the Government.

Copyright Press Association 2014