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Used Volkswagen e-Golf 2014-2020 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Ownership cost

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  • Volkswagen e-Golf 2014-present
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Used Volkswagen e-Golf 2014-2020 review
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Ownership cost

What used Volkswagen e-Golf hatchback will I get for my budget?

Prices for an e-Golf at the time of writing start at £16,000 for a 2015 version. Youll need between £16,000 and £20,000 for a car from 2016 or 2017, between £20,000 and £22,000 for a 2018 or 2019 model and around £22,000 to £24,000 for one of the last 2020 cars.

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Total energy capacity is rated at 24.2kWh (although the battery is prevented from fully discharging) and it takes 13 hours to recharge from a domestic 230V socket. Via a special, optional wall box, that can be reduced to about eight hours. A 40kW Combined Charging System dispensing DC will have the e-Golf at 80 per cent of full charge within 30 minutes.

You will pay no road tax thanks to zero tailpipe emissions.

You will still need to service your car annually, but it should work out to be cheaper than a traditional petrol or diesel Golf since there’s no oil to change. Volkswagen doesn’t offer fixed price servicing for electric cars and doesn’t publish any fixed price costs either, so it’ll be worth contacting a few Volkswagen dealers to find out which one works out to be the least expensive.    

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