2017 VW e-Golf Electric Car Price Can Even Go Under $23,000
2017 VW e-Golf Electric Car Gets More Range and Power
Published October 9, 2017
The Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, and many, many other new electric cars stay between the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf and its prospective buyers. Yet the new 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf does not try to get to its buyers by cutting the price. Actually, the new e-Golf is more expensive than before.
For good reason though.
It will drive farther and faster. The electric 2017 VW e-Golf received a 35.8 kWh battery pack to deal with the much greater needs of the electric car drivers of today. Feeding the 134 hp e-motor, the new batteries can provide a better range of 125 miles; it’s definitely good enough for any imaginable daily commute. Yet it may be even more important that the car actually comes with a 7.2 kWh charger as standard. It’s not exactly something one can expect from every single electric car out there. With it, the e-Golf batteries can be recharged in six hours’ time via a 240v outlet.
One may go even further with the recharging features – a fast charger can be installed optionally for $995. Said fast charger does, however, come as standard with the Limited Edition and SEL Premium models. They fetch a price of $33,795 and $36,995 respectively. With the DC fast charger, up to 80 percent of the battery can be recharged in an hour. Quite fast.
The 2017 VW e-Golf is Less Affordable but More Prepared for the World of Today
The entry-level e-Golf SE starts at $30,495. Then, add a $7,500 federal tax credit and enjoy an electric car costing less than $23,000. All of that with a maximum price credit cut of course.
The new battery pack isn’t only suited for giving more power to the e-motor. It also improved the vehicle’s ‘fuel economy’. According to adjusted EPA estimates, the 2017 eGolf will do 126 MPGe in the city, 111 MPGe on the highway, and 119 MPGe combined.
Interestingly enough, the EPA did provide us with a fuel cost per year estimate. Your electric bill should come at $550 per year based on 13 cents per kilowatt-hour and with average use of the car. Taking into account that the average person spends about $9,000 a year on gas, that’s pretty incredible.
Performance has been improved as well. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car will get to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds and reach a faster top speed of 93 mph, compared to the outgoing models’ 86 mph cap.
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