You wouldn't generally describe an electric car's driving characteristics as sporty, but with the e-Golf you can. Incorporating many of the same sporty qualities drivers have loved from the gasoline or diesel powered Golf, the e-Golf sets itself apart with zero-tailpipe emissions. It is a fully electric car that really doesn't drive like one, so come try out the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in Woodland Hills CA at Woodland Hills Volkswagen.
On the outside, the e-Golf has the same iconic design that has helped popularize the Golf over the years, but it is what is under the hood that makes it different. Equipped with an electric motor that delivers 115 horsepower and 199 lb.-ft. of torque, drivers are in for a thrilling ride. Like we said, the e-Golf doesn't drive like many of the other electric cars out there. You can expect fun, power and efficiency from your Volkswagen e-Golf experiencce.
The real highlight of the e-Golf is its efficiency, of course. You don't have to fret about whether or not your vehicle will have enough charge to get you home from work. The e-Golf has a range of up to 83 miles, meaning that drivers should have plenty of charge for their daily commute.
Simply plug the vehicle in overnight, and you will be ready to go again in the morning. In addition, you can improve your charging time with an available 240V wall box, capable of charging the e-Golf from 0-100% in about 4 hours. The model even has DC fast charging capabilities, allowing you to charge up to 80% in just 30 minutes when necessary.
Powering the 2017 e-Golf is an electric motor with 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque paired to a single-speed automatic transmission. For 2016 EPA ratings, on a single charge, the e-Golf can travel up to 83 miles or 126/105 mpg-e city/highway. The e-Golf also retains the same interior space as the gas-powered Golf hatchback, giving it plenty of passenger space and 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the split-folding rear seats up and 52.7 cubic feet with them up. On the range-topping SEL Premium trim, the e-Golf comes with the Discover Pro multimedia interface, which includes an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and navigation.
The standard Golf hatchback received a five-star safety rating (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS evaluations, the Golf lineup received the Top Safety Pick+ award, earning a Good score on all crash tests (Good is the highest possible score). In the IIHS’ crash avoidance and mitigation tests, Golf models with the Driver Assistance package received an Advanced rating after it reduced a 12-mph impact by 10 mph. The Driver Assistance package comes with forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, and park assist.
Sometimes, however, you may want to take control of your drive, and you can do that with the e-Golf's three driving modes. Normal, Eco and Eco+ modes are available, allowing you to command your vehicle to favor power over efficiency, or the other way around. The e-Golf's highlights aren't just mechanical though, as it includes standard features like touchscreen navigation, Volkswagen Car-Net, a rearview camera, heated front seats and much more. Plus, despite being electric, you even have up to 52.7 cu. ft. of cargo space.
The e-Golf sets itself apart from other electric cars, with an impressive balance of power and efficiency, a thrilling drive, superb cargo space and a lot to love inside the vehicle. When you're ready to experience it all, schedule a test drive of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf in Woodland Hills CA at Woodland Hills Volkswagen. Feel free to also request more information by easily contacting us through the form above.