Car-sharing company Zipcar, which struck up a partnership with Volkswagen in 2016, has now ordered 325 battery-electric e-Golfs for its fleet.
Volkswagen substantially updated the e-Golf in 2017 and the model now has a range of 186 miles (NEDC). This translates to a realistic range of 124 miles when real world driving style and other parameters are considered.
With power up by 15 kW to 100 kW, and torque up 20 N·m to 290 N·m, the updated e-Golf reaches 62 mph in just 9.6 seconds and can go on to reach, where legal, 93 mph. It also features a new lithium-ion battery the energy capacity of which is increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh.
The e-Golf fleet coming on stream this summer will form part of the new Zipcar Flex service, which allows members to ‘drive and drop’ cars in one-way trips around the capital. Booking is completed either online or through the Zipcar smartphone app.