Zipcar order 325 VW e-Golfs

Zipcar have placed an order for 325 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golfs.

Volkswagen and car-sharing company Zipcar struck up a partnership in 2016 which, in the two years since, has led Londoners to get behind the wheel of the petrol-electric Golf GTE or Polo.

With power up by 15 kW to 100 kW, and torque up 20 Nm to 290 Nm, the updated e-Golf reaches 62 mph in just 9.6 seconds and can go on to reach 93 mph. It also has a new lithium-ion battery whose energy capacity is increased from 24.2 kWh to 35.8 kWh.

The e-Golf fleet coming 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.

Alison Jones, director of Volkswagen UK, said, ‘This is an exciting step for Volkswagen. Thousands of Zipcar members will experience electric driving, perhaps for the first time, and we know they will love the functionality and ease of use that the all-electric e-Golf provides.’