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Test Drive of VW's Golf Electric Hybrid

Telegraph reviews the up-coming Volkswagen Golf concludes that depending on the price of the plug-in model, it is on a par or even better than diesel model.

Published: 04-Mar-2013

You might be wondering what all the fuss is about over the Volkswagen Golf Plug-in Hybrid - haven't we seen this before?

Good question. In fact the first battery-electric Golf MK I models arrived badged as City Stromers in the Seventies, and there were additional City Stromer versions of the MK II and MK III models.

The first plug-in hybrid Golf models appeared in 2008, with 20 Variant Twin Drive cars that had a 35-mile electric-only range. We were supposed to get a Golf MK VI production version, but have had to wait until this MK VII model, which will go on sale next summer.

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