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New VW Golf estate, UK’s biggest station EV charging hub, Defender PHEV stats confirmed

VW reveals Golf Estate and Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen has released the first images of the Estate and Alltrack versions of its new Golf, with the models joining the line-up by the end of this year.

Volkswagen Golf AlltrackThe new estate is 66mm longer than its predecessor, which has led to claimed improvements in rear legroom, up by 48mm, and luggage space, with the load area up by six litres to 611 with the rear seats in place.

The Alltrack (pictured) is described as a “crossover between the Golf estate and the SUV world”, and features permanent four-wheel drive and increased ground clearance.

 

Largest railway station EV hub opened

Pod Point and Govia Thameslink Railway has combined to open what is claimed to be the UK’s largest dedicated EV charging hub at a railway station with the installation of 27 charging points at Hatfield station in Hertfordshire. The move is part of a programme of installations at 230 stations, with 12 already also installed at Haywards Heath station in Sussex.

We see the GTR EV charging hubs at Hatfield and Haywards Heath as a blueprint for EV charging across the rail industry,” said Pod Point founder and CEO Erik Fairbairn. “It offers connected electrified transport for all UK commuters and for the millions of drivers without off-street parking it provides a viable and convenient alternative to domestic or workplace charging.”

 

Land Rover PHEV to offer 74g/km and 27-mile range

Land Rover Defender PHEV 2020Land Rover has confirmed the details of the plug-in hybrid version of its new Defender 110 with the P400e model offering figures of 74g/km and an electric-only official range of 27 miles from the combination of 300hp 2.0-litre petrol engine and 105kW electric motor. It’s claimed to be the most powerful Defender as well as the most fuel efficient, with the combined 404hp powertrain offering a 5.4-second 0-62mph acceleration time.

The company has also added new D300 300hp diesel engine to the line-up, also upgrading the D200 and D240 launch engines for 2021.

 

Morrisons install 50 rapid electric vehicle charging points

 

 

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