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VW e-Golf starting at 36K

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napoleonbot wrote:
Apr 17th, 2017 11:32 am
Is air cooled actually the worst? means no coolant at all.
The Leaf completely lack temperature management. In a hot day without some kind to cooling the battery temperature won't go down to an optimal temperature. This in turn impact charge capacity and longevity of the battery. You will only find liquid cool on higher end EV, like Tesla, Bolt and BMW i3.
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sc888888 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 8:33 pm
The Leaf completely lack temperature management. In a hot day without some kind to cooling the battery temperature won't go down to an optimal temperature. This in turn impact charge capacity and longevity of the battery. You will only find liquid cool on higher end EV, like Tesla, Bolt and BMW i3.
Ford Focus also has liquid cooling and it's cost less then the Leaf.
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notfromqc wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 11:44 am
There is the cost of putting in a home charger. There is an incentive of $1000 for that but I don't know how much they typically go for.
A 240V L2 charging station run from $600 to over $1300. You will get 50% up to $500 incentive. You also receive 50% up to $500 for the installation cost by an certified electrician. The unit must be purchased and shipped with Canada or else it will not qualify for the incentive.

Unless you have access to a free L2 charging station nearby the place that you travel, it will be a chore to keep the battery fully charge with a regular 110V plug.
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how much is the heat-pump option?
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Was at the NYC auto show this past week. Saw eGolf. Nice vehicle, definitely better made than the eFocus and more roomier.

Wonder how much to lease?

I will post pix when I get back home.
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Neb wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 7:51 pm
Was thinking about this, but looks like they are all sold out now. According to the website they are not taking anymore reservations.
Anyone know how/when you can order one again?
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shoppingkart wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 8:45 pm
Ford Focus also has liquid cooling and it's cost less then the Leaf.
So does the Volt. Battery conditioning is pretty much the way to go these days.
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flyboy320 wrote:
Apr 22nd, 2017 1:22 pm
Anyone know how/when you can order one again?
Contact your local dealer, they don't have allocations yet but they will get some. Dealer told me they only put 100 for order online.
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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
dealjuice wrote:
Apr 15th, 2017 7:53 pm
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.
Damn would really suck to have to get the tech to get the drive assist. I only want the 12.3" gauges...
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sc888888 wrote:
Apr 21st, 2017 8:33 pm
The Leaf completely lack temperature management. In a hot day without some kind to cooling the battery temperature won't go down to an optimal temperature. This in turn impact charge capacity and longevity of the battery. You will only find liquid cool on higher end EV, like Tesla, Bolt and BMW i3.
This is not a big deal if you live in a climate like Toronto. Southern US in the summer and some parts of Northern US / CAN in the winter battery management would be ideal. But that's the learning curve of EV's, hope Nissan learns it's lesson with the next gen LEAF.
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some1not wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2017 11:28 am
This is not a big deal if you live in a climate like Toronto. Southern US in the summer and some parts of Northern US / CAN in the winter battery management would be ideal. But that's the learning curve of EV's, hope Nissan learns it's lesson with the next gen LEAF.
Cold temperatures to do not degrade battery life. Battery performance is degraded but that is not a permanent condition. The problem with the leaf is that it does not even have a proper battery heater. Last I checked it used cabin air to heat the battery. Most EVs have coolant loop just for the battery to keep it conditioned. The net result is that your range really drops in winter.

High temps do degrade battery life. I wouldn't be surpised if even in Southern Ontario or the US northeast, 30+ summer temps, AC loads and heavy stop and go don't take a toll.

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