Though sales have been slow, the electric car continues to temp consumers with the promise of low cost motoring. With very few moving parts, virtually no servicing and a full charge costing pennies in these times of horrifically high fuel prices they do make sense. VW has faith in the electric motor as it reveals the e-Golf.
The all-electric VW Golf claims to have a range of 109 miles and can be charged from a standard socket in five hours. Offering all of the usual Golf practicalities and refinement, its 114BHP motor silently hums away. Top speed is only 84MPH and that is when it is in normal mode. Range mode reduces the power of the car, turns off the air-conditioning and limits the top speed to 59MPH in a bid to save electricity.