Our first stop is a reunion with an older car at the plant. The Citystromer, an ancestor of the e-Golf, is waiting on the Südstrasse road at the factory, not far from the power plant. Built in 1992, it was a member of the second generation of the Golf and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Amazingly, the 27-horsepower Citystromer could cover as much as 50 kilometers on a full battery when driving in the city. That’s an awfully long time ago. But the “I drive electric” tradition – emblazened on the rear window of this precocious pioneer – is still alive. However, our newly minted e-Golf puts us in an entirely new league. Not only with its range of up to 300 kilometers, but also with its comfort and driving pleasure.