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                                At speed, road and wind noise are well hushed, making the eGolf one of the most refined electric cars
s with any Electric Vehicle, in, selecting one of the economy has significantly more body roll. there’s a smooth rush modes limits power and top speed, Ride quality is also impressive.
of silent and powerful and either restricts or completely At low speeds, the eGolf smoothes acceleration when turns off the air-conditioning, all over broken roads as well as any
you put your foot to conserve battery charge. mainstream Golf does, and is just down. In fact, it The eGolf doesn’t handle too as comfortable on the motorway. shoots to 62mph from a standing differently from any other Golf. There At speed, road and wind noise
 start at least as quickly as most diesel hatchbacks can. That’s for zipping between lights in the city and it’ll cruise at 70mph without any issue, although doesn’t have much oomph if you try to go much faster.
Pulling the gear selector down to
‘B’ has the same effect as engine braking in a conventional car, while recovering energy and feeding it back into battery. You can choose from
five driving modes in total, depending on the severity of braking you want and how much energy you want to recover. If you really want to conserve energy, the optional heat pump is worth considering, it recovers warmth from the car’s electrical systems to heat the interior in cold weather.
The standard driving mode is all you really need in most situations, but if range anxiety does start to creep
is slightly more body lean through in
A notable change is
that last year’s Driver Assistance package
is now standard on
all eGolf models and includes forward-collision warning
tight bends, but its steering is well weighted and gives you a good sense of what the front wheels are doing. It is certainly agile enough for you to have fun on tight city streets, and there’s enough grip to make cross country drives entertaining. It’s certainly
more fun than the Nissan Leaf, which
are also well hushed, making the eGolf one of the most refined electric cars on sale. Add in the lack of a grumbly diesel or petrol engine,
the near-silent sound of the electric motor and it’s a very peaceful drive.
It handles like a Golf and hauls cargo like a Golf, but that “e” means it does both of those things while using zero gasoline. The All-Electric 2020 Volkswagen eGolf is the German automaker’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, as well as the Nissan Leaf. But unlike either of those Electric Vehicles, the eGolf could be confused with the internal combustion version of VW’s compact hatchback. Driving range is its Achilles’ heel, which is a particularly unfortunate affliction considering range anxiety is still something that dictates buying decisions in the electric car world. The eGolf is a
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