Saturday, October 25, 2014


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf EPA-Rated at 116 MPGe Combined


By on 5:52 PM

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, which hits dealers this November with a starting price of $36,265, is shaping up to be a strong contender in the compact EV segment. The EPA rated the e-Golf at 126/105/116 MPGe city/highway/combined, the highest rating in the class. The EPA also estimates the e-Golf's range at up to 83 miles.

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, which hits dealers this November with a starting price of $36,265, is shaping up to be a strong contender in the compact EV segment. The EPA rated the e-Golf at 126/105/116 MPGe city/highway/combined, the highest rating in the class. The EPA also estimates the e-Golf's range at up to 83 miles. Those numbers compare favorably to the Ford Focus Electric, which only gets 105 MPGe combined and a 76-mile range. But that isn't the only thing that matters when making a purchase decision. With a difference in price of more than $6000, some may be put off by the e-Golf's high cost of entry.  The Nissan Leaf may be a closer match for the electrified VW, as it comes in at a much lower price and is just 2 MPGe combined combined shy of the e-Golf's rating. The Nissan Leaf is currently the sales leader in the segment, outselling all of its pure-electric competitors.  But what will set the e-Golf apart from its competitors is its driving dynamics. Volkswagen has taken the standard Golf, swapped out its engine and replaced it with a compact electric motor and lithium-ion battery. That powertrain provides 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque, and gets you up to speed quickly enough. Acceleration from 0-62 mph is estimated by VW at 10.4 seconds, which is par for the compact EV course. However, just like with all EVs, the more aggressive the driving, the less rangeyou'll have.
Those numbers compare favorably to the Ford Focus Electric, which only gets 105 MPGe combined and a 76-mile range. But that isn't the only thing that matters when making a purchase decision. With a difference in price of more than $6000, some may be put off by the e-Golf's high cost of entry.

The Nissan Leaf may be a closer match for the electrified VW, as it comes in at a much lower price and is just 2 MPGe combined combined shy of the e-Golf's rating. The Nissan Leaf is currently the sales leader in the segment, outselling all of its pure-electric competitors.

But what will set the e-Golf apart from its competitors is its driving dynamics. Volkswagen has taken the standard Golf, swapped out its engine and replaced it with a compact electric motor and lithium-ion battery. That powertrain provides 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque, and gets you up to speed quickly enough. Acceleration from 0-62 mph is estimated by VW at 10.4 seconds, which is par for the compact EV course. However, just like with all EVs, the more aggressive the driving, the less rangeyou'll have.

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Judul: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf EPA-Rated at 116 MPGe Combined
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