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Updated Volkswagen, Fully Electric, e-Golf Submits To Middle Class Values

Having driven the e-Golf I can attest to the driving experience being similar to driving a corpse which is a dreadful analogy to make. But it's true. Despite being VW's fully electric Golf variant it's a woeful way in which to spend time driving. A Golf has always been about the handling but as each new generation is spawned The Golf submits to more and more middle-class values. Which means it's owners secretly smoke a lot of pot and vote Conservative.

Nevertheless, now it's time for a bit of impartiality. Launched in 2014 the updated 2017 e-Golf has new battery technology, revised styling and a host of connectivity features both in the car and in the customer’s hand via their mobile smartphone.
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Volkswagen claim to have increased the real driving range by 50 per cent compared to the outgoing model, it's now 124 miles. Just don't mention the lies of "diesel-gate".

Volkswagen simply increased the size of the lithium-ion battery from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh. Naturally, power is up by 15kW in comparison to the previous generation e-Golf, to 100 kW, or 136 PS.
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That means the performance figures are improved too, with the 0 to 62 mph time now 9.6 seconds and a top speed, where the law permits, of 93 mph. Torque is boosted from 270 Nm to 290 Nm.

As before, the drive is via a single-speed gearbox. When the e-Golf needs charging the battery can go from empty to 80 per cent full in just 45 minutes when a 40 kW DC rapid charger connection is used.
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As with all Golfs the e-Golf will come with all manner of driver safety aids, driving aids and the latest connectivity and tech but most people will just want to know if the e-Golf has LED daytime running lights... It does.

The e-Golf is available to order from today (1st Sep 2017) and is priced at £32,190 RRP OTR, or £27,690 with the Plug-in Car Grant included.