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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:55 pm

I assume that by "vestibule" you mean a tent designed to connect to the rear door opening, rather than a pop-up camper option? Yes, that would be nice.
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:37 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:I assume that by "vestibule" you mean a tent designed to connect to the rear door opening, rather than a pop-up camper option? Yes, that would be nice.

Yes.

I'd like the tent to be about 6' W X 8' L X 6' 6" H of tent space, with the ability to close the rear hatch, so you'd have the option to sleep in the car using the HVAC in extreme weather.

I would often prefer to charge overnight camped at RV parks, as compared to staying at some motel hell, and also having to find A DC site.
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:35 pm

You should be able to use the HVAC, albeit to less effect, even with the hatch open.
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:18 am

How is it that these deals exist? We can't get any kind of discount out here in the sticks. Still full MSRP on Leafs, and most of the other EVs don't even exist.
http://insideevs.com/killer-deal-heres-how-to-get-a-volkswagen-e-golf-for-9995/
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39 am

edatoakrun wrote:Why doesn't VW electrify this thing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8QwtxQVHfw

VW would have the Electro-wagon market category all to itself.

Probably no more, and maybe even less drag than the shorty Golf, meaning a huge increase in utility with minimal decrease in efficiency.


A German-plated Golf "Variant" (station wagon) was spotted being tested in the Bay Area a couple of years ago, wearing "GTE" badging -- meaning it's a plug-in hybrid. But for some reason VW hasn't offered such a combination, even in Germany.

They do offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Passat Variant though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW5CDic22mw

VW does offer a Golf GTE in Europe but only as a hatchback. The closest thing to an electrified wagon in the VW Group world that exists for the US market is the Audi A3 eTron.
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:47 pm

Via GCC:
Volkswagen prices 2017 e-Golf starting at $30,495; longer range, better fuel economy, more power
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09 ... egolf.html

+$820 dest. = $31,315.
. . . The 7.2 kW on-board charger is now standard on all trims, which enables the battery to be charged in less than six hours at a 240V charging station. When equipped with DC Fast Charging (optional on SE, standard on Limited Edition and SEL Premium), the battery can be charged up to 80% within an hour at a DC fast charging station. . . .

The value-oriented e-Golf SE ($30,495) trim now offers more standard equipment, including an 8-inch glass-covered touchscreen display, LED taillights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and the 7.2 kW on-board charger. A DC Fast Charging package is available for $995.

The e-Golf Limited Edition ($33,795) includes the standard features of the SE trim, and adds DC Fast Charging capability, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, and Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), with a new feature called Maneuver Braking (arriving late in the model year), which can help driver avoid or mitigate the effects of a collision with stationary objects while parking.

The e-Golf SEL Premium ($36,995) offers an optional Driver Assistance package ($1,395), including the 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Lane Assist, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Park Assist and Light Assist. (Late availability for the Driver Assistance Package).
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:43 pm

Heated steering wheel?
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Re: Official VW e-Golf thread - $29,815

Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:55 pm

The local Volkswagen dealer just added an L2 so things are looking up.
I suspect the new 38 kwh e-golf will soon be making an appearance.
Would love to pull in charge the Leaf and see what the e-golf is all about while doing a test drive .
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