Volkswagen e-Golf Expected to be Priced at 35,000 Euros

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 13

Volkswagen e-Golf in front of e-Up!

Volkswagen e-Golf in front of e-Up!

Volkswagen e-Golf will debut together with e-Up! in Frankfurt

Volkswagen e-Golf will debut together with e-Up! in Frankfurt

35,000 Euros.

That’s the expected price of the soon-to-launch Volkswagen e-Golf.

While we don’t yet know what its US price will be, we’ll at least point out that 35,000 Euros converts to $46,246.

Expensive…yes, but we can’t even begin to speculate what price VW has in mind when it brings the e-Golf here.  For sure much less than $46K – but probably not all that competitive with other plug-in options.

That 35,000 Euros is the expected price in Germany, which means the e-Golf will cost more than the BMW i3 (34,950 Euro in Germany).

A VW priced head-to-head with a BMW?  We’re thinking Volkswagen might have some difficulty in selling this electric Golf.

Let’s hope that the e-Golf arrives in the US in 2014 with a more reasonable price tag.  Maybe in the mid-$30,000 area?

Pricing aside, here’s what the e-Golf has to offer:

  • e-Golf will go 0 to 62 mph in 10.4 seconds.
  • Top speed is 87 mph
  • The production e-Golf is equipped with a 24.2 kWh li-ion battery
  • Range in NEDC is 190 km or around 75 miles EPA
  • Quick-charge option available via DC CCS

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13 responses to "Volkswagen e-Golf Expected to be Priced at 35,000 Euros"

  1. ClarksonCote says:

    I wish they would change the model name. The mainstream public already tries to equate electric vehicles to golf carts… We don’t need an e-Golf to add fuel to that fire! 😉

    1. vdiv says:

      I like blue-e-motion, but it seems too long and depressing for a name.

      1. Dan Frederiksen says:

        So… you don’t like it? 🙂
        blue e-motion is extremely offensive. it would be hard for VW to more clearly express their disdain for the electric car community.
        they would never choose such a name for a product they liked. I couldn’t believe it when they said it.

  2. MTN Ranger says:

    Anyone know the weight for the e-Golf?

    1. vdiv says:

      An extra 250 kg on top of a base Mk VII. or about 1300 kg (2866 lbs)

      That does not seem like much.

      1. vdiv says:

        Car & Driver had it at 3200 lbs. or about the same weight as a TDI + DSG, but that was 3 years ago based on a Mk VI prototype.

  3. Aaron says:

    I’m really not interested in top speed. When I told someone my i-MiEV tops out at 81 MPH, he asked, “Is that all?” My response: “How fast do you really need to go?”

    The 0-60 time is rather telling. The e-Golf has got to weigh about the same as LEAF based on those times.

    Costs the same as an i3, not as fast, will hold 5 people, though… no REx option (no big deal for me)… I think this will be a tough sell.

  4. pjwood says:

    Now, if they can just get Hans to piss in it…

  5. evnow says:

    Tells us it is a low volume vehicle. Considering they are doing everything in-house, kind of strange.

  6. David Stone says:

    It will probably sell for $35k.
    Cars are alway less expensive in US than in Europe, regardless where they are make.

  7. James says:

    Look to Tesla to literally drag the auto world into the 21st century of electric motor-vation.

    Drag the automotive world, kicking and screaming, that is.

    I hope this compliance phase is just a paragraph in a future volume about the EV revolution.

    Who would want this vs. a RAV4ev?

  8. Dan Frederiksen says:

    More than double the price of the base ICE version. As only an evil car company can do it.

  9. Chris O says:

    Clearly the author is unaware that EU prices usually includes ~20% VAT. Loveday wants mid-$30,000 pricing for the US? Consider it more than likely.