e-Golf Sales In U.S. At 2% Of All Volkswagen Sales In Q4 2015

JAN 12 2016 BY MARK KANE 12

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen didn’t have a great year in regards to car sales in the U.S. in 2015 – in a lot of ways.

Total volume went down by nearly 5% and there are still DieselGate consequences to deal with.

We don’t know what is hidden around the bend, but we do know e-Golf sales are improving.

In the last few months, sales of e-Golf exceeded 10% of Golf-family, which means that 1 in 10 Golfs sold were all-electric. December brought a record of 609 sales.

Given that the e-Golf is getting a 30% range bump expected in the 2nd half of this year (to around 105 miles EPA), it is hard to see sales moving anywhere but up

On the broader picture, e-Golf accounts for about 2% of all Volkswagen brand sales – average for the year was 1.2%.

Main competitors for the e-Golf are the Nissan LEAF (24 kWh/30 kWh), BMW i3, Focus Electric and the Chevy Spark EV.

Volkswagen e-Golf sales in U.S. – December 2015

Volkswagen e-Golf sales in U.S. – December 2015

Since launching in October 2014, Volkswagen delivered over 4,500 e-Golfs worldwide, including 4,232 in 2015.

Volkswagen e-Golf sales in U.S. – December 2015

Volkswagen e-Golf sales in U.S. – December 2015

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12 Comments on "e-Golf Sales In U.S. At 2% Of All Volkswagen Sales In Q4 2015"

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goodbyegascar
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goodbyegascar

Future headlines:

“Sales of Gas-Powered VW Golf Fall to 2%”

“Widespread Removal of Gas Pumps Causing Range Anxiety for Late Adopters”

vdiv
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vdiv

It sounds like a joke but in urbanized areas gas stations are indeed disappearing very fast and being replaced by banks and high-rises.

vdiv
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vdiv

Good for VW. Now bring the GTE over the pond!

Don’t forget the Kia Soul EV and the MB B-classe ED as main competitors to the eGolf (though not quite to each other… hah!)

mr. M
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mr. M

in case you didn’t know, the A3 etron is the same as the Golf GTE.

vdiv
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vdiv

Right! It just looks differently, branded as Audi, and has a small price premium.

Peter F
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Peter F

ggpa asked for the data on how many kWh were sold.
I just tweaked my chart of All Electric Miles Sold in 2015 according to the EPA AER numbers and Inside EVs sales numbers.

http://s11.postimg.org/b625id6g3/2015_AEM.jpg

pjwood1
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pjwood1

What’s behind the bend, is probably another bend.

Mueller: “VW didn’t lie”:
http://tinyurl.com/zlrxsqd

I want to like this guy. I really do.

vdiv
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vdiv

Technically they didn’t lie, they just committed fraud, that’s all…

Bob
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Bob

Does the mid-year battery upgrade include liquid thermal management? If not, the eGolf stays on the “nope” list with the Leaf.

jerryd
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jerryd

Bob, it doesn’t need to be liquid, they just need to have one.
The sales rate has a nice upward trend. Hopefully they will keep that up.
Though as the new model approaches unless they really drop the price, the old model sales will likely drop.
And once the Bolt comes out all the EV’s prices will have to drop a lot to compete.

jdbob
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jdbob

If you include the Netherlands sales the C-Max Energi moved up from 8433 in 2014 to 8820 in 2015 🙂

Phr3d
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Phr3d

a simplification, I’m sure, but I can’t help but respond “ahh, Geeez” to the range bump This Early after the e-Golf release.

As in, the e-Tron could have more range Too, huh.

wtf..