Volkswagen launched the primary era of its Golf hatchback within the 1970s, and the mannequin title has been in steady manufacturing ever since. For the seventh era of the Golf, first proven in 2014, Volkswagen took a future-forward stance by providing a completely electrical model, the e-Golf.
The primary e-Golf got here out for the 2015 mannequin yr, however that automobile claimed an EPA vary of simply 83 miles, making it solely appropriate for brief journeys. For the 2017 mannequin yr, proven right here, Volkswagen improved the drivetrain considerably, getting the vary as much as 125 miles and swapping in a extra highly effective drive motor.
Throughout our testing, we achieved nicely over the e-Golf’s acknowledged vary of 125 miles. Nonetheless, extremely popular or chilly climate or a heavy load of passengers and cargo would doubtless diminish that vary.
The e-Golf is available in SE and SEL Premium trim, with a couple of $7,000 value differential between the 2. Authorities incentives can deliver the worth of the e-Golf SE all the way down to round $20,000.