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Price of five-year-old electric hatchback has been reduced to come in line with that of the imminently arriving ID 3

Volkswagen has reduced the price of its Volkswagen electric e-Golf by £2765, resulting in a price of £27,575 after application of the Government’s plug-in car grant. 

This comes just days before the official unveiling of Volkswagen’s first standalone electric model, the ID 3. Prices for the MEB-based hatchback, which will offer a range of between 205 and 342 miles, are expected to start from around £25,500.

The e-Golf was launched in 2014 with a 113bhp electric motor and an official range of 118 miles. An update in 2017 increased power to 134bhp, while a larger (35.9kWh) battery boosted range to 144 miles on the WLTP cycle. 

Geraldine Ingham, head of marketing at Volkswagen UK, said: “A sizeable price realignment only makes the e-Golf a more tempting proposition to buyers. After all, it’s a Volkswagen Golf – one of the UK’s most popular cars – but with all the added benefits and bonuses associated with electric propulsion.”

Production of the e-Golf is set to come to an end as Volkswagen introduces the eighth-generation Golf later this year in order to avoid overlap with the ID 3. 

The new Golf will, however, be available in plug-in hybrid GTE guise. 

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Citytiger 1 September 2019

Sorry but

Didnt VW stop taking orders for the eGolf about 18 month -  2 years ago? 

superstevie 2 September 2019

Citytiger wrote:

Citytiger wrote:

Didnt VW stop taking orders for the eGolf about 18 month -  2 years ago? 

No that was the GTE, which has since been relaunched I believe

catnip 31 August 2019

This is very tempting. After

This is very tempting. After all, its a Golf. The fact that it will very soon be obsolete when both Golf 8 and the cheaper ID are launched is a mere detail.