Although it’s on its way out, there’s still a lot to like about the Volkswagen e – Golf . A lot of what we like about it holds true for all Mk7. 5 Golfs, but its quality, usability and sheer unruffled sense of calm all conbine to make this a really likeable EV.
The Volkswagen e – Golf Is Dead A Volkswagen spokesperson confirmed to Road & Track today the company has discontinued its all- electric Golf hatchback, the e – Golf . The spokesperson also confirmed there will be no Mk 8 version of the e – Golf . Instead, the company’s upcoming ID.
e‑Golf from £28,075 e‑Golf ‘On the road’ retail price including Plug-in car grant from £28,075. Manufacturer recommended ‘On the road’ retail price from £31,075. The e‑Golf currently qualifies for the Office of Zero Emission Vehicles (“OZEV”) Plug-In Vehicle Grant, which offers £3,000 off the purchase price.
How long does it take to charge a VW e-Golf?
|Rapid 50kW||Fast 22kW||Slow 3kW|
|35 mins 0-80%||5 hours 0-100%||12 hours 0-100%|
The official EPA range for the 2020 e-Golf falls to 123 miles, from 125 miles for the 2017-2019 editions of the model. Likewise, efficiency figures for the model change significantly—from 119 MPGe (28 kwh/100 miles) to 113 MPGe (30 kwh/100 miles).
For most of us, a few times a year. That’s when you’d want a rapid charge of under 45 minutes or so. The rest of the time, slow charging is just fine. It turns out most electric – car drivers don’t even bother to plug in every night , or necessarily to fully charge .
The Volkswagen e – Golf is no niche seller, with more than 100,000 sold around the world by the end of 2019. However, replacement battery packs are very expensive and as these cars get older it’ll cost you more to fit a new battery pack than the car is worth, so be careful if buying an early e – Golf .
With all the sprightliness and most of the practicality of the regular Golf, the 2019 VW e-Golf is Volkswagen’s electric car, and provides all- electric motoring in a handsome little package. An electric motor puts out 134 horsepower and draws energy from a 35.8-kWh battery pack.
Is it cheaper to insure electric cars ? No. In fact, electric car insurance is usually more expensive than cover for a petrol or diesel car – but there are a few reasons for the higher price point. They cost more – Electric cars don’t come cheap .
It is completely safe to leave an electric vehicle charging (or plugged-in) overnight . In fact, charging at night allows you to take advantage of off-peak electrical hours so you can get your car charged for cheaper.
Destination/Opportunity Charging (Level 2) Many Level 2 public charging stations are free -to-use. For those that are pay-per-use, the average cost is $1.00/Hour or $2.50/ Charge .
Most electric – car owners charge at home, and so you’ll need to know what it costs to charge there. The cost of electricity is much more stable than the cost of gasoline, but it varies tremendously in the U.S. The residential average per kilowatt-hour currently ranges from 9.3 cents in Louisiana to 28.9 cents in Hawaii.