Volkswagen unveils new e-Golf Executive Edition

Volkswagen Ireland has revealed a new version of the e-Golf - the Executive Edition. VW says that it is aimed at those private or business buyers who want the ultimate e-Golf. It is priced from €39,495 after the applicable VRT rebate and SEAI grants have been applied.

In addition to the already well-appointed e-Golf, the Executive Edition adds 17-inch Madrid alloy wheels, LED tail lights with running indicatiors, a full leather interior with Sports comfort seats in front, active info display, rear-view camera, heated front seats, tinted rear windows, and keyless access.

The added equipment adds up to a total of €4,700 but this is discounted to €3,500 in addition to the standard e-Golf. It should be noted that Volkswagen estimates that the 17-inch wheels will reduce the range under WLTP by 13km. WLTP range of e-Golf is 230km, so the WLTP range of e-Golf Executive Edition is 217km (combined cycle ).

The e-Golf Executive Edition, (€49,495 before any grants are applied ) can avail of a range of incentives including zero per cent benefit in kind, which is capped at €50,000 OMV and 100 per cent accelerated capital allowance of up to €24,000. For cars coming under the category electric and alternative fuel vehicles the accelerated allowance is based on the lower of the actual cost of the vehicle or €24,000.

Volkswagen Ireland claims this makes the car an ideal solution for business customers wishing to start its electro-mobility journey and avail of significantly reduced running costs compared to petrol or diesel models. There is also the benefit of reduced toll fees, free public charging, and in the case of some local authorities, free parking when charging.

Commenting to us on the new Executive Edition e-Golf, Volkswagen Ireland brand director Gerrit Heimberg said; “This is an exciting time for Volkswagen as we embark on the new electro-mobility strategy both here in Ireland and internationally. We have secured increased supplies of the e-Golf for 2019 and this new Executive Edition is for buyers wanting the ‘ultimate e-Golf’ while availing of the benefits of zero per cent BIK. Plus, all of these benefits come in a Golf, which is a car that has been loved by Irish customers for generations.”

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