2017 Volkswagen e-Golf With Bigger Battery Featured By Fully Charged – video
The new 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, now equipped with an upgraded 35.8 kWh battery and 125 miles (201 km) of real-world/EPA range [picks up a decent review from Fully Charged.
The new version has starting price of $31,345 in the US (incl. destination charge), which is $1,500 more than the previous generation with 83 miles (133 km) of range.
Editor’s Note: Yes, the “new to the US” e-Golf is a 2017 model…and yes, it has actually just now started to trickle onto dealer lots in October, with around ~150 copies being made available so far.
The new e-Golf also has higher power electric motor on tap, (100 kW instead of 85 kW) so the overall value proposition has improved; although it really had to in order to better compete with the new/redesigned $29,990- 150 mile 2018 Nissan LEAF (details).
According to Jonny Smith, the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf does outperform the (older) Nissan LEAF in one way, the driving experience.
“Jonny Smith test drives the new Volkswagen e-Golf. He liked it. We all liked it, the e-Golf marks a genuine step change from VW.”