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Volkswagen e-Golf - best tax-free cars

Volkswagen e-Golf

Our pick: e-GolfCO2: 0g/km

List price: £26,680   

It’s a standard Golf adapted to take electric power rather than a model developed from the ground up as an EV, but that means the e-Golf is really usable. Naturally there are a few imperfections - namely the rough ride - that may have been ironed out had it been designed from scratch, but despite this the e-Golf is a good all-round package.

It costs more to buy than a regular Golf, and only comes in GT trim, yet it gets a 9.2-inch infotainment touchscreen, climate control and adaptive cruise control. The biggest drawback is the weight of the batteries. At 318kg they make the car heavy in bends.

The GTE hybrid – which until 1 April 2017 was exempt from tax – now carries an annual fee of £130, while diesel and petrol Golfs can cost up to £160 in year one.

The UK's best tax-free cars

  1. 1. BMW i3
  2. 2. Nissan Leaf
  3. 3. Renault ZOE
  4. 4. Hyundai Ioniq
  5. 5. Volkswagen e-Golf
  6. 6. Volkswagen e-up!
  7. 7. Smart ForTwo electric
  8. 8. Mercedes B 250 e
  9. 9. Kia Soul EV
  10. 10. Nissan e-NV200

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