Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Volkswagen e-Golf rear three-quarter view

Should you buy a Volkswagen e-Golf?

As a used electric car, the e-Golf has a lot to recommend it – not least its classy looks, comfortable ride and easygoing nature

If your lifestyle supports the e-Golf, and you have access to your own charger, though, then it’s an excellent car that’s well worth recommending. And if you do need to go further, get yourself familiar with the fast charging network…

What we like

We like the Volkswagen e-Golf. If you’re after an electric car, but don’t want to delve into an unfamiliar world, this is the best way of doing it. All the best facets of the e-Golf are shared with the standard Golf – its easy-going nature, quality interior, decent dynamics and classless image hold true for a 1.0 SE or GTI.

What we don’t like

So it’s a good car. But is is a good electric car? Yes and no. Yes, because of the reasons stated above. And no, because it’s limited to a real-world 121-mile battery range, which is eclipsed by the Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona Electric. Sure, most people’s commutes fall well within this, but this is still a car that sparks range anxiety in those who drive it.

Further reading

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