More Range Plus the VW Experience In the wake of the diesel emissions scandal, VW is emphasizing its electric car goals, but so far, its only all-electric car is the e-Golf. I enjoyed a week with a handsome White Silver example. The Volkswagen Golf is a car buff magazine perennial favorite, especially the GTI model, because it’s compact, but not too small, extremely practical, drives with enthusiasm and handles precisely. In addition, the interior feels like a driver’s car and not simply a motoring appliance. The electric member of the Golf family The beauty of the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is that it doesn’t lose any of its Golf virtues in the transition to an EV. Its 700-pound battery lives along the bottom of the car, giving it a low center of gravity without intruding a bit into the passenger or cargo room. At 3,455 pounds, the e-Golf weighs only 432 pounds more than a four-door Golf automatic, thanks to some careful engineering and use of high-strength steel. No … [Read more...] about Road Test: 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
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The Best Value EV available today? In 2018 the battery electric vehicle (BEV) revolution is firmly in place, with BEVs here to stay. There is now a myriad of BEVs for the buyer to choose from, but now the question is—Which one is the best value today? BEVs primarily fall into three categories: Outstanding in its field Short-range or “1st Generation” BEVs that have a range under 110 miles, Mid-range BEVs that have official ranges of 125 to 200 miles, and Long-range BEVs that have published mileage ranges more than 200 miles. Pricing for short and mid-range BEVs start under $35K, and long-range cars start between $40K and $65K. Add to this all BEVs are not sold nationally; with some only sold in the 16 states that have adopted California’s more stringent emission standards. But if you live in one of these 16 states and are in the market for a best-in-class BEV, may I suggest that you consider the 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf. A Golf Is a Golf We’ve just spent … [Read more...] about Road Test: 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf
Tweet TweetThe Volkswagen Group German based automaker has learned that the key to success for its future e-models is to adapt imaginative and lucrative strategies. This is why the carmaker has decided to launch the first 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf model in an online auction in the United States, before the car will start retail sales next month. The announcement was made by representatives from the company, with the proceeds to be sent to the Global Green USA, one of the most important national environmental non-profit organizations in the US. Michael Horn, the President of the VW Group of America, stated that the auction will be opened for the public “to support an important cause and to be the first proud new owner of the brand`s first electric vehicle in the US.” The auction will start on October 29th, at 3:30 pm, ET on charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, with the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf to have a suggested retail price of $35,445, without the $820 destination charge. To be a … [Read more...] about First 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Auctioned Online in US
Tweet TweetVolkswagen introduces today two new frugal models, namely the e-Gold and e-up!, namely the electric versions of the standard models. To begin with, the e-Golf is based on the newest generation and comes with an electric motor offering 115hp and 270Nm of torque, making the 0-100 km/h sprint possible in 10,4 seconds with a top speed of 130 km/h. Even though we talk about a fully electric model, there are no reason to worry as Volkswagen promises a driving range of 190 kilometers with a charging time of 30 minutes (to 80%) with a CCS charging station. The little brother of the e-Golf, the e-up! comes with a less powerful 82-horsepower electric motor offering a 0-100 km/h sprint in 12,4 seconds and a top speed of 130 km/h. The driving range is almost similar at 160 kilometers thanks to an 18.7 kWh battery. “Given an electricity price of €0.258 per kWh (Germany, as of 31st July 2013), driving 100 km with the e-up! costs just €3.02, and with the e-Golf it is … [Read more...] about Volksagen presents the new e-Golf and e-up!
Tweet TweetAmong various versions of the new-generation Golf is, of course, an electric model. The e-Golf is finally being introduced in Germany with prices starting at €34,900. The new model packs an electric motor with 115 horses and 270 Nm of torque for a 0-100 km/h sprint in 10,4 seconds. However, the most important figures for a zero-emission model are the driving range numbers. VW estimates that you can run at least 130 kilometers before you have to charge the battery pack. At the exterior, you will get LED daytime running lights, revised front optical blocks, heated windscreen and low rolling resistance tires with special alloy wheels. Inside, buyers get the Discover Pro radio system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control and premium materials. If you are concerned about the reliability of the Volkswagen e-Golf, you have to know that the Germans offer an eight-year guarantee for the battery pack. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen e-Golf priced from €34,900 in Germany