Volkswagen e-Golf 2019 electric car owner review

Volkswagen e-Golf 2019 electric car owner review

Matthew Hannah drives a Volkswagen e-Golf 35kWh 2019 electric car.

This is Matthew’s first electric car, he’s owned the e-Golf from new and drives 10,000-15,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 20,000-30,000 miles and he achieves 110 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your e-Golf out of 5


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Why did you choose this electric car?

I got a very good lease deal!


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Comfortable
  • efficient
  • effortless.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • Battery is too small
  • range takes a hammering in winter
  • maximum DC charging is quite slow.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

Been through a few tyres, would not recommend the eco-tyres that VW shipped the car with.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
Blended brakes are fantastic


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

Can get over 5miles/kWh in summer.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Not sure, obvious replacement for the e-Golf should be it’s successor the ID.3 but I’ve had a couple of test drives and felt underwhelmed. Felt like a step back, except the battery size.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

EO Mini Pro – I’m on my third unit in less than three years. During this time it has always charged OK but the smart features keep breaking down. Don’t think I could recommend it.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Octopus Go tariff


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

Gridserve (obviously) especially the hubs…amazing! Not enough experience of the others really.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).



Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Can’t remember, just go with cheapest quote.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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