Volkswagen has introduced flexible, 48-hour test drives for prospective e-Golf buyers, allowing an in-depth experience of the brand’s highly prized electric hatchback.
Customers are now able to arrange a two-day e-Golf test drive, picking the car up from their local Retailer and dropping it back up to 48 hours later.
The move is the latest in a string of initiatives introduced by Volkswagen to encourage drivers to experience its range of electric vehicles – a range centred on the award-winning e-Golf and the forthcoming ID.3 which is due here next year.
The e-Golf starts at £30,340 RRP OTR1 in the UK, and has a range of up to 144 miles (WLTP). Its synchronous electric motor produces up to 136 PS and 393 lb ft of torque, both available almost instantly.
Naturally, as a zero-emission vehicle, the e-Golf is exempt from the Congestion and Ultra Low Emission Zone charges, while road tax is currently rated at £0 and running costs are considerably reduced versus those of petrol- or diesel-engined equivalents. To top off the savings for company car drivers in particular, the e-Golf will benefit from a Benefit In Kind rate that is slashed to just 2% from April 2020.
Volkswagen also recently launched the volkswagen.co.uk/electric section of its website devoted to informing customers about its electric and electrified vehicles, as well as the ID. HUB – volkswagen.co.uk/id – a separate area of volkswagen.co.ukdesigned to offer facts about Volkswagen’s upcoming ID. family of electric vehicles. This section of the site also provides wider information about EV ownership, and allows pre-orders for the ground-breaking ID.3 as its world premiere approaches.
Tim O’Donovan, Electric Vehicle Product Marketing Manager at Volkswagen UK, said: “The charm of the e-Golf is it has all of the talents of the familiar Golf hatch, with the simple addition of an electric powertrain.
“What the new 48-hour test drive offers is the chance for people to learn first-hand how simply the e-Golf will fit into their lives. The two-day experience lets people challenge the e-Golf with all sorts of scenarios particular to their car needs, and for the e-Golf to demonstrate its numerous qualities.”
For more information about the e-Golf, visit volkswagen.co.uk/electric or, to book a 48-hour test drive, get in touch with your local Volkswagen Retailer.
1With Government Plug-in Car Grant deducted