Usually the Transport Evolved team spends most of their time sat in front of a desk reading press releases, researching and chugging coffee to bring you our stories and videos each day. But every now and then we get to escape the office and jump behind the wheel of the cars we love so much.
On Thursday and Friday this week Nikki will be getting her first go in the new all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf. The order books for this car have already opened in the UK with deliveries expected to start at the end of June. Along with the e-Up! — which Nikki and Mark just handed back (ChargedUp episode coming soon) — the e-Golf forms part of Volkswagen’s first steps into the world of modern electric cars.
Costing £25,845 after the £5000 UK Government plug-in grant has been taken into account, the Golf is very much in the same market as the LEAF and could be its first true rival.
The Golf is built on Volkswagen’s MQB platform (Modularer Querbaukasten, translating from German to “Modular Transversal Toolkit” or “Modular Transverse Matrix”) which means that the car has been designed from the ground up to be drive train agnostic. In the real world this should mean that there have been no compromises made in creating an electric version of the car. But will this be the case in the real world?
But what is it you want to know about the e-Golf? Are you interested in the CCS socket and what it means? Would you like a comparison to the Nissan LEAF? Do you want to know why it only has a 3.3kW onboard charger? Or maybe you just want to know if the doors have that ‘VW clunk’?
Let us know below and we will dispatch Nikki with a list of questions to investigate and she will do her best to get answers.
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