100% electric vehicle
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.
Like every Volkswagen Golf it is characterised by its popularity, polished interior and exterior design, innovative technology and high-quality engineering. Only now you can forget the petrol bills. 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.
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 e-Golf impressed us as a discreet EV package, looking like any other Golf as opposed to a visual oddity. It is one of the least expensive new EVs and comes comprehensively specified. Its range is sufficient, and drives much like a regular Golf, but with more oomph around town, and it’s so quiet and refined.”
– Judging Panel, AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year Awards
BDL Goes Green in an e-Golf
Local Christchurch company BDL, Business Distributors Ltd, wanted to go green with their fleet vehicle update. Sales Specialist Joe Altabano pointed them in the direction of an e-Golf, Volkswagen’s stylish and sporty electric vehicle, and it was an instant match! Here’s what they’ve had to say about their e-Golf:
“The e-Golf has exceeded our expectations. It’s also a pleasure to drive. John Clement, our Field Connectivity Specialist, who spends his days out and about installing equipment, has been blown away by the e-Golf. He admits to having experienced a little ‘range anxiety’ to start with but soon fell in love with the clean, quiet ride of the e-Golf.”