Volkswagen e-Golf – MotorWeek Long-Term Test Drive Update Video

SEP 30 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 8

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf

There isn’t a whole lot of content in this MotorWeek video, but it’s not often we come across long-term Volkswagen e-Golf reviews, so we figured we’d share this minute-long vid with you despite its brevity.

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“…update of our time spent with the cutting edge Volkswagen e-Golf!”

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8 Comments on "Volkswagen e-Golf – MotorWeek Long-Term Test Drive Update Video"

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Alaa

change of wind

Mike777

Short. Too Short.

Here is my long term test drive update to the above. We put 9k miles on it since january when I replaced my Volkswagen Jetta with a 2015 e-Golf. There are several big differences to VW gas cars, or any gas cars for that matter: 1. The quietness of the ride, meaning absence of shaking and shuddering and revving. After driving it for a while and then switching back to the gas car, you feel like you mounted an old dinosaur that has something wrong with it with its shaking and nonlinear acceleration. 2. Superb off the line acceleration At the red light with a gas car next to me and none in front of me, I will always see them behind me in the mirror after the start because of the immediate electric acceleration 3. Speed delimiter You can’t go faster than 86mph with this car, which does not seem like a limitation in california because of the low speed limits, but definitely feels artificially limited compared to the Jetta or Honda Odysee. 4. Just go feeling Since we charge it in the garage its always ready to go in the morning with its full 80 mile range, no… Read more »
Mister G

VW..needs to offer 11 million 200 mile BEV for $25,000 and eat the loss in lieu of EPA fines for Diesel gate.

BraveLilToaster

Hah! I think that would be pure poetic justice, but you’re offering them for too high a price tag. 😉 Fewer cars at $20k would result in a whole lot more EV converts.

“Admittedly our trips have been of the short variety as we racked up only 3700 miles in two months of testing”.

That’s an annual odometer rate of 22,000 miles per year. Not bad considering average U.S. driver accumulates ~12-15,000 miles per year.

Seems MotorWeek’s drivers liked driving the e-Golf a bit more than they’re willing to admit. 😉

Martin T.

Maybe this is the only way forward for VW,
they cannot seem to get Petrol or Diesel & Drive trains right.

Surely they can put an electric car together (Really hope someone other than VW is supplying the electric motor and controller!)

Suzanne M.

I’ve had the eGolf since May and have been consistently getting 105-110 miles on a full charge. I’m driving in NJ and NYC. The traffic in NYC and all the braking always gets me extra miles. In less traffic filled conditions, using Normal and Eco, I’m finding trips end up netting out very close to the driving distances mapped with a nav or google maps. I’ve pushed it on a summer road trip to the beach but the aircon and higher speed highway driving left me just a few miles short of being able to reach the destination. For anything under 2 hours away at 100 miles, I’ve been doing well. I’ve had a GTIs in the past. The eGolf drives great, is fun and wonderfully quiet. I just wish NYC had more public places to charge up outside parking garages.