Like most electric vehicles the e-Golf comes with a trickle charger, a domestic friendly plug socket that will recharge the e-Golf overnight which is the most commonly used method of recharging. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the ever-growing fast stations which provide 80% battery charge in just over 30 minutes.
We put the e-Golf to the challenge with the New Zealand Automobile Association (AA), to see how far the e-Golf could travel in real-world conditions. The results: with two people in the vehicle, normal road conditions and air-conditioning on, the e-Golf traveled from Auckland CBD to Tokoroa – an impressive distance of 220km.
The exterior is familiar, with added e-design features such as low power consuming LED lights, blue design elements and 16 inch aerodynamic alloy wheels. It’s obvious the e-Golf focuses on minimising its carbon footprint in style.
“What’s stopping you buying an electric car? Most people have a round trip to work of less than 100 miles, and the Volkswagen e-Golf has a battery range of 186 miles.” What Car?
If you’re seeking a nippy commuter, you’ve found one. The e-Golf’s effortless power-steering and acceleration is as responsive as an on-off switch, whilst the position of the batteries help produce a nimble low centre of gravity. Tailor your driving experience with Normal, Eco and Eco + driving modes, or maybe you’d like to choose 1 of 4 levels of power regeneration to recharge your vehicle’s batteries when braking.
Connectivity & Infotainment
Equipped with a 9.2 inch infotainment screen, gesture control, modern entertainment functions and mobile phone interfaces, the new e-Golf offers various ways to conveniently stay connected with the outside world.
Whilst we didn’t feel the need to change the Golf’s already perfected internal appearance, there are some optional extras for you to consider. A digitalised Active Info Display can provide information far beyond your speed and battery consumption. Sophisticated comfort comes as standard with the Volkswagen e-Golf, but ambient lighting and a Vienna Leather option create beyond first-class experiences.
Being behind the wheel of a new e-Golf is a relaxing experience in itself, but with e-Golf’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as standard you can be even more relaxed on the road. Front Assist uses radar technology to monitor the road ahead. If the e-Golf detects any dangerous objects approaching it will apply the brakes automatically – we call this technology Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring.
Blind Spot and Rear Traffic Sensors
Blind Spot and Traffic Sensors are definitely a great source of assistance when you require a little reassurance on whether to reverse out of a driveway or when to change lanes. Just don’t forget who’s actually ‘steering the ship’!
Park Distance Control
The often stressful and frustrating task of parallel parking is history. Forget straining your neck just to park your vehicle or even find a parking space for that fact! The e-Golf’s ultrasound sensors will assist – you’ve got yourself a new parking coordinator.
Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist
Avoid traffic jam collisions and forget start-stop driving with the Traffic Jam Assist system. Put your mind at rest with Emergency Assist, a system that registers when the driver is unresponsive by taking semi-automatic control of the vehicle (part of the Lane Assist Plus option).
“There’s a fabulous slug of torque available from standstill, giving the e-Golf a proper kick away from the lights. There’s so much twist on tap, in fact, that it’ll even spin its wheels if you get too lairy on the accelerator.” Top Gear
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What you need to know
Please note that all features and specifications are subject to change. Imagery may include optional extras. Pricing excludes on road costs. Speak to our team for further details.
All pricing is ‘MRP’ (Maximum Retail Price) and excludes on-road costs (ORC) unless stated as ‘driveaway’. On-road costs for new petrol (non-commercial) vehicles are $1,395 which includes GST, 12 months registration, full tank of fuel, 3 years WOF, 3 years factory warranty, 3 years Roadside Assistance, genuine floor mats, professional groom and pre-delivery inspection. On-road costs for new diesel (non-commercial) vehicles are $1,495 which includes the above plus the first 3,000km Road Users Charges. On-road costs for commercial vehicles are $1,695.
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