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Volkswagen e-Golf 2015 Video Review

Date: 10 February 2015

Pure electric cars are still only sold in small volumes. However, when one of fleet's favourite vehicles - the Volkswagen Golf - goes electric, you have to sit up and take notice.

Expected to sell in the hundreds, rather than thousands, but mainly to fleets, the e-Golf is just like a regular Golf, but rather than fill it up with petrol or diesel, you plug it in to charge it up.

A full charge takes eight to 13 hours, depending on the type of plug-in point, and will carry the e-Golf up to 118 miles, which is broadly similar to the range of rival full EVs.

Like other EVs, the refinement and low fuel costs are the main attraction. VW estimates 100
miles will cost less than £3 in electricity, and the equivalent energy use in a diesel would mean better than 200mpg.

The other attraction for business users is the zero rating for benefit-in-kind taxation for the next couple of years at least, which further helps lower whole-life costs.

Read the full Volkswagen e-Golf review here.

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