Volkswagen has released the pricing of the updated 2017 e-Golf for the US market.
The company made some meaningful updates to the 2017 e-Golf, including a bigger battery pack with a capacity of 35.8 kWh (up from 24.2 kWh) and a more powerful electric motor producing 134hp, instead of the outgoing model’s 115hp. Torque has also been boosted from 199lb-ft to 214lb-ft.
The new components allow the 2017 VW e-Golf to offer an EPA-estimated 125-mile driving range on a single full charge, 42 miles more than before. 0-60mph (96km/h) comes in 9.6 seconds while top speed is 85mph (137 km/h).
Other differences include the new styling details inside and out, bringing the e-Golf in line with the rest of the range. These include restyled bumpers, new color options, headlights and front grille among other.
EPA estimates that the 2017 VW e-Golf comes with an annual fuel cost of just $550, based on 13 cents per kWh. The base version of the e-Golf now comes with more standard kit, including an eight-inch glass-covered infotainment system, LED taillights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and the 7.2 kW on-board charger.
VW offers a DC Fast Charging package as a $995 option. With the standard charger, the 2017 e-Golf can be fully charged in less than six hours at a 240V charging station. With the optional fast charger, owners can charge their e-Golf up to 80 percent within an hour at a DC fast charging station.
Pricing kicks off at $31,315 for the base e-Golf SE. That includes a $820 destination fee but not the federal tax credit of up to $7,500. VW also offers two more trim levels: the Limited Edition and the range-topping SEL Premium.