One of the main complaints about many electric cars is that their underpowered, but no such poor reviews are given to the Volkswagen e-Golf as it produces 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. If this doesn’t sound impressive, remember the full torque power is available from the start.
Based on the same design as the standard Golf, this electric model gives the full interior space expected from the family. This means 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats upright and an impressive 52.7 cubic feet with them folded flat. This makes it both practical and convenient for an electric vehicle.
Rumor has it driving an electric vehicle is responsible for the environment, and more affordable at the pumps, but excellent standard features is another smart reason to choose the e-Golf. Included in the base model is an electrically heated windshield, a rearview camera and the VW App-Connect features.
No research on the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf is complete without reading up on its powertrain and fuel economy. Those looking to save are impressed with the 85 kW synchronous AC permanent magnet electric motor which delivers 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Distance per charge comes out to 83 miles, which is perfect for those who mostly drive in the city. The new base trim level shed some cost by coming standard with the 3.6 kW onboard charger, which takes eight hours to fill the battery with a 240V charger. Those looking for a faster charge time may wish to op for the DC Fast Charging Package, which adds on a 7.2 kW onboard charger and cuts the time in half and is compatible with fast charging stations. When it comes to fuel economy, there can be no regrets with the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf, as it offers the best economy VW has to offer at an EPA-estimated 126 city and 105 highway MPGe rating.
Between a lower cost, spirited driving style and impressive electric performance, the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf already has much to offer, but this doesn’t mean it skimps elsewhere. Its standard features also impress, with the new MIB II infotainment system coming with a 6.5-inch capacitive head unit and VW App-Connect features, which is the name for the suite of features that include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink integration. If you think the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf may be the right fit for you, schedule a test drive today at Trend Motors, serving the Rockaway, Randolph, Newark and Wayne, NJ areas.