We were expecting the electric version of the hatchback daddy, the Volkswagen Golf, to launch with much pomp and circumstance. But VW released the car rather quietly in the German market, where it starts from just under 35,000 Euros.
That is a large sum of money for a Golf, and maybe that’s why they decided not to make a big fuss about it. It is especially high when you realize that the Volkswagen e-Golf boasts only 115 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque, and has a range of between 130 km (81 miles) and 190 km (118 miles), depending on the condition and your style of driving.
Performance is also nothing to write to home about. Zer0 to 100 km/h in this car makes about 11 seconds, which makes talking about top speed totally irrelevant. On the upside, the e-Golf has low running costs – about 3 Euros for every 100 km.
Volkswagen e-Golf is probably the best-made electric car in the market today. You don’t’ have to worry about catching fire in this car. In fact, VW is so confident of the quality of this thing, they offer an eight-year warranty for the electric systems.
2014 Volkswagen e-Golf is also very well-equipped, featuring LED headlights and distinctive daytimers, specially-designed alloys, full leather interior, high definition radio and navigation system, and climate control.