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VW e-Golf starting at 36K

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VW e-Golf starting at 36K

Price is now posted on VW Canada site. Pre order only and no exact specs but likely along the same lines as Leaf.
Anyone inquired with dealer yet? Worth the wait?
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Blubbs wrote:
Apr 1st, 2017 2:27 pm
Ioniq is better
Anybody test drive the thing yet?
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Azer wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 8:33 am
Pricing was released here: http://driving.ca/volkswagen/golf/revie ... gen-e-golf

Base: $35,995
Tech Package: $2,305
Leatherette: $360
Driving Aids: $2,305
Custom Color: $2,995
I am ok with pricing on pretty much all options, but colour at 3k appears to be a complete rip off. I can understand Porsche charging that, but not VW.
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so 25k after incentive, slightly better than leaf for its spec
Dumped Wynne 2018, Do Trudeau next in 2019
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I like the idea of EVs as a concept but I wonder about the public charging/parking situation. I was in a parking structure in the US recently and it probably had 400-500 spaces on multiple levels, but about 3 spots for EVs right by the entrance. Similar in large lots, just a handful of spots for charging compared to the size of the lot. So if these things are going to take off and there will be more and more of them, will there be a severe shortage of these stations?
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notfromqc wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 10:01 am
I like the idea of EVs as a concept but I wonder about the public charging/parking situation. I was in a parking structure in the US recently and it probably had 400-500 spaces on multiple levels, but about 3 spots for EVs right by the entrance. Similar in large lots, just a handful of spots for charging compared to the size of the lot. So if these things are going to take off and there will be more and more of them, will there be a severe shortage of these stations?
The vast majority of people will charge at their home 99% of the time. For this reason I don't expect a huge number of public charging stations in cities, especially as the bare minimum range for EVs climbs into the 300km+ range. Where they will be crucial is along highways so that people can take longer trips with their EVs.
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Motormouth Canada New VW E-Golf Review
Volkswagen has updated the Golf line of cars for 2017. The first new Golf to arrive will be the electric E-Golf with an official range of 201kms. The E-Golf will charge in 4-5hours when attached to a 240V outlet and 45 minutes on a fast charger. The E-Golf starts at $36,000 and fully loaded is $42,000. Available are a 9.2-inch centre screen and digital dashboard.

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Driver assist package is neat. But is only available if you also buy the Tech package? That sucks!
The Tech package seems useless when Android Auto / Apple Carplay comes standard.
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One of the big complaints about VWs in general is their dealer service and their general overall knowledge of how to fix things... I can't imagine what it would be like with a completely different product - ie no internal combustion engine and pure electric.
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napoleonbot wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 9:31 am
so 25k after incentive, slightly better than leaf for its spec
The base e-Golf is like the Leaf SV. e-Golf have heated windshield but not the Leaf. The 35kW battery and is air cooled is better than the Leaf.

On the other hand there is less dealer incentive with the e-Golf and much more on the Leaf especially later in the year when the Leaf 2.0 is announced. The leaf in US is going to be heavily discounted.

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