Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 08:00 pm
The Volkswagen e-Golf was unveiled back in 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Back then, the hatchback had a limited driving range, a somewhat throttled power delivery and a comparatively small battery pack. In 2019, the German manufacturer improved its all-electric vehicle on all fronts. The EV can now be considered – to some – as a daily driver.
The question is: does the new VW e-Golf serve a purpose in the current climate? With other manufacturers ramping up production for EVs, and long-standing rivals such as the BMW and Nissan offering compelling packages, the e-Golf has a lot of competition.
WhichEV takes a look at Volkswagen's 2019 iteration of its all-electric hatchback.
The base price of the VW e-Golf sits at £31,075. If you factor in the Government's Plug-In grant it takes the total down to £27,575. This makes it cheaper than the 2019 BMW i3 120Ah that'll set you back £31,850, and a tad more expensive than the Nissan Leaf Acenta, which costs £26,345.
The model on review had a few options included: Heat Pump, Winter Pack, Active Info Display, Keyless Entry, Carpet Mats, LED Headlights With Dynamic Curve Lighting, Rear Tinted Glass and a Pure White colour and a Titan Black upholstery – you can see what each of these do through VW's configurator. These options add an additional £3,230 to the total cost, which takes the tally up to £30,805.
The equivalent BMW i3 120Ah (with the auxiliary cabin heating system option) would set you back £32,380, while the Nissan Leaf N-Connecta (one up from the basic Acenta trim), will cost £27,645, instead.