2015 Volkswagen e-Golf – Road Test and Review

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The new motor and its transmission were developed by Volkswagen in-house and are manufactured at its plant in Kassel, Germany.

The 700-pound (317.5-kilogram) lithium-ion battery can reach 80% of its charge in as little as 30 minutes when connected to a standard Combined Charging System port.  Otherwise, plan on four hours when connected to a 220-volt outlet and 20 hours on 120-volts for a full charge.


At first sight the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is looks as any other Volkswagen Golf.  Volkswagen resisted the temptation to imbue the car with a futuristic design, as some automakers have chosen to do, and make the car look as if it had just rolled out of a science fiction movie rather than a car dealership.


For VW spotters, there are a few clues, such as the C-shaped LED daytime-running lights, redesigned bumpers, and of course, the lack of a tailpipe, that say this is an e-Golf.

Finally, it’s a good-looking car inside and out.  The new seventh-generation Golf is sportier and far more aerodynamic than its predecessor and the influence of first- and fourth-generation models (the first generation was branded the Rabbit in the United States) is quite visible.  The new Golf also has a lower, wider track, a wider stance, and a lower roofline.

The interior fit and finish are excellent and the cabin feels roomier than its predecessor’s, particularly in shoulder room up front and legroom in the rear.

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