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What is a BEV?

The Volkswagen e-Golf is a battery electric vehicle, or BEV. This means that the car’s electric power is reserved in its battery pack, and is expended whenever the car is driven (and any power-operated features are used). Power can be restored quickly by using a dedicated charging unit – or a domestic wall socket, which takes longer but is very convenient. Whenever the car comes to a stop, the battery ‘idles’ so as to prevent energy from being wasted. It is also charged in transit thanks to regenerative braking. There are many advantages to driving a BEV. As well as the positive ecological implications and fuel savings, this technology allows the car to be more agile, thanks to the motor’s ability to generate almost-instantaneous torque.

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Excellent Safety as Standard

The fuel-driven Golf has been awarded a five-star crash-test rating by Euro NCAP, and the e-Golf is sure to follow suit. For one thing, it comes with an arsenal of driver aids, such as Anti-lock Braking System and Automatic Post-collision Braking System. The latter works in conjunction with the car’s airbag sensors, autonomously applying braking pressure in order to minimise the chance of collisions. Adaptive Cruise Control features too, allowing the driver to set a safe maximum speed before the start of each journey. Front and rear sensors are also included – an invaluable aid when it comes to parking. There are plenty of passive safety features too, such as tamper-proof rear doors and ISOFIX child seat attachments that help to keep younger passengers as secure as possible.

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Technological Features

Outside and in, the e-Golf comes with plenty of useful and desirable technology. The vehicle features, for example, power-adjustable and heated door mirrors, range-adjustable LED headlamps, rear LED lights and a high-mounted brake light. Inside the car, power-operated windows and electronic two-zone air conditioning make it easy to establish an ideal temperature. The driver also gets to enjoy power-assisted steering, an electronic parking brake and a steering wheel that provides control over a range of in-car functions.

Car-Net App Connect is included as standard too. This allows the driver to access smartphone apps via the car’s eight-inch touchscreen display. He or she can enjoy text messaging, their favourite tunes and more, all while driving safely. Furthermore, the e-Golf’s voice-activated Discover Pro DVD infotainment system unleashes a world of audio content and satellite navigation functionality.


Volkswagen e-Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the UK’s best-selling cars and is arguably the finest hatchback available on the market today. A new model has been added to the range – the e-Golf, which has everything you would expect from its fuel-powered siblings, while delivering even greater efficiency. Quicker than you might expect and very affordable to operate, the e-Golf is already garnering very positive reviews.

Inside, front-row travellers are provided with adjustable and lumbar-supporting positions. The driver also benefits from a three-spoke leather-clad steering wheel, which offers tilt-and-telescopic adjustability. There’s plenty of stowage provision too, including a refrigerated and illuminated glovebox, a drawer under the front-passenger seat, door bins in both compartments and seat-back pockets. With the vehicle’s 60/40 split-folding rear seats flipped, a 341-litre boot space is increased to a not-inconsiderable 1,231 litres.

Effortless Style

The e-Golf boasts the kind of classy good looks that motorists have come to expect from petrol and diesel models. The front fascia, for instance, is comprised of smart black air intakes, positioned below a slim radiator grille that features chrome-trimmed bars, and is flanked with subtly striking headlights. The car rides on lightweight and stylish 16-inch alloy wheels too, each protected with anti-theft bolts. The vehicle is enhanced with a number of body-coloured fixtures, such as bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, which subtly enhance your paint finish of choice. A cool-looking Urano Grey coat is applied as standard, but a wide range of colours are available as options, such as Black Rubin, Pure White, Peacock Green and Atlantic Blue.

Electric Performance

One of the e-Golf’s chief selling points is its 134bhp lithium-ion battery, which takes a little over ten hours to fully charge via a standard domestic mains socket. Optional DC charging, meanwhile, takes only 60 minutes. The battery comes with a generous eight-year warranty, and delivers 290Nm of torque. At the time of writing, CO2 emission levels haven’t been revealed. However, we do know that the car proceeds from 0-60mph in just over 9 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 93mph. The e-Golf is ideal for city and town dwellers, but is certainly no slouch on the motorway.

Get in Touch Today

The e-Golf will be available soon from Johnsons Volkswagen. To register your interest, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. The easiest way to do so is by completing our online contact form, which is available 24-7. Alternatively, please feel free to phone or visit your closest Johnsons Volkswagen showroom. Our branches are located in Birmingham, Birmingham Bullring, Solihull, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield, and each is open daily.