The 2017 VW e-Golf is coming to Vancouver
This is very exciting news: Volkswagen Canada has decided to bring a very limited number of Volkswagen e-Golfs to Canada. The future has arrived! Here are the details.
What is the e-Golf?
The e-Golf is a fully electric version of the existing Mk 7 Golf that sees the traditional gasoline TSI engine replaced with a fully electric powertrain. This means no more trips to the gas station. Just plug it in, charge it up, and drive away.
How far will it go on a full charge?
Though a carefully-driven e-Golf will take you up to 190 km on a single charge, a typically-driven e-Golf will take you around 130 km on a single charge. This is about 10 times longer than the average daily commute.
Where can I charge it up?
The e-Golf can be juiced up at home using a conventional domestic socket. This is convenient, but for a variety of reasons wall-mounted charging stations are recommended to charge electric vehicles at home. These are safer, quicker and more efficient. You can also charge an e-Golf at any electric vehicle charging stations around the country.
How long does it take to reach full charge?
11 hours using a regular domestic socket, or 7 hours using a wall-mounted charging station.
Is it fun to drive?
Yes! The e-Golf’s electric motor produces 115 hp and 199 ft-lbs torque, giving it real get-up-and-go. And because electric motors don’t need to be wound up to some high RPM to produce maximum power, all of that torque is available as soon as you step on the accelerator. It’ll do 0 to 100 km/h in 10 seconds and top out at 140 km/h.
When can I get one?
We’re not sure yet. What we know is that Canadian e-Golfs will be low in number. Here in BC, the quantity we get will be based on how many pre-orders we receive. We will update this page as soon as we learn more.
VW Canada has just released this info: $36,000.
I’m sold! How do I get one?
You’ll have to place a pre-order. To do this, you can put down a fully-refundable $1000 deposit.
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