VW GOLF GTE
PRICE: From £28,135 As a sign of how ubiquitous hybrid powertrains are becoming, look no further than the VW Golf GTE.
What’s great about the plug-in hybrid version of the popular hatchback is that it doesn’t shout about its green credentials.
The average motorist won’t notice the difference – though pedestrians might wonder why you’re cruising by silently, thanks to 31 miles of electric-only range. Inside there’s the same excellent build quality we’ve come to expect from VW and at under £30,000 it’s a viable alternative to a diesel or petrol model.
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Power: 201bhp, 350Nm Emissions: 38g/km Electric-only range: 31 miles MPG: 166.2mpg Charging time (domestic): 3 hours 45 minutes Charging time (fast charger): N/A 0-60mph: 7.4 seconds Top speed: 138mph