The electric-powered 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf will open at $36,265 when it goes on sale in various states at select VW dealers this November. Initially offered in a single, comprehensively equipped SEL Premium trim grade, the e-Golf includes everything from V-Tex leatherette upholstery, dual-zone air conditioning and LED headlamps to a top-line radio/navigation package with VW Car-Net Connected Services, front/rear Park Distance Control and VW's stability-enhancing XDS Cross Differential system.
As previously announced, the VW e-Golf gets its motivation from a 115-horsepower electric motor fed by a 24.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Developing a category-best 199 lb-ft of torque, the motor promises brisk acceleration. VW is projecting the e-Golf's per-charge range between 70-90 miles, and when it's time to replenish the battery, owners can choose between the standard 7.2kW onboard charger or use the built-in SAE-spec Combined Charging System capability that will allow an 80-percent electric refill in just 30 minutes.
To allow maximum flexibility in choosing performance versus range, the 2015 e-Golf features three levels of "driving profiles" - Normal/Eco/Eco+ -- as well as three regenerative braking modes. Built on the same Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) platform as the rest of the new Gen VII Golf lineup, VW says the new e-Golf maintains the same 93.5 cu ft interior volume as its conventional siblings - including 22.8 cu ft behind the rear seat.
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