VW e-Golf Comes In At 83 MPG

VW e-GolfVolkswagen has announced official EPA figures for its US-market e-Golf.

The all-electric compact is officially capable of driving up to 83 miles, with gasoline equivalent ratings of 126 MPGe in the city and 105 MPGe on the highway.

VW claims the MPGe ratings make the e-Golf the most efficient car in its class for the 2015 model year. Buyers will likely be focused on the EPA range estimate, which beats the Nissan Leaf by 10 miles and the Ford Focus Electric by seven miles.

Like its rivals, the e-Golf is not a performance-focused EV. Its AC motor provides 115 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-62 mph sprint of around ten seconds and a top speed limited to 87 mph.

Following the Ford Focus Electric’s $6,000 price cut, the e-Golf’s $36,265 price tag (including $820 freight) makes it considerably more expensive than the $30,000 competitors.


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