2015 Volkswagen e-Golf range and charge time

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf offers electric mobility at Compass Volkswagen

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf range and charge time

It seems the age of electric vehicles is just starting out, but we can already see it will be hitting the market strong. There are a number of benefits to driving electric cars, with the most obvious reasons being fuel efficiency and zero emissions. If you’ve been eyeing up the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf we have here at Compass Motors, you’re probably wondering what its range and charge time are like. It actually happens to be one of the smarter options on the market right now for its price point, despite being a new player in the EV game.
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Benefits of driving the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL

Right now we have just one e-Golf available at Compass Motors, but it’s one worth taking a look at. The model looks very similar to the standard Golf, but with a subtle blue accent stripe running through the grill and headlights. For those not fond of the futuristic designs that often scream “electric vehicle,” styling alone is a breath of fresh air. Aside from the feel-good knowledge that it produces zero emissions and gets ridiculously fantastic fuel economy, the model also has a number of features which make it a fun option to own.

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[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_half_last”][/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]When it comes to powertrains, Volkswagen is offering up one of the most potent choices for electric vehicles. The same model year Nissan Leaf falls behind both in horsepower and torque, with the e-Golf getting 115 hp compared to 107 and 199 pound-feet of torque compared to 187 pound-feet. If these numbers seem low, consider the fact that full torque power is available instantly in electric vehicles.

Right now we have the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf available for $36,400, but electric vehicles are also eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. If you’re not committed to buying, it’s also on an amazing Manager’s Special for $246 per month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing. This amounts to a savings of more than $13,000. Plus, for this price standard features include LED daytime running lights, a touchscreen navigation and infotainment system, SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth with audio, VW Car-Net services, V-Tex leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start, park distance control, a rearview camera, cruise control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

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Right now we have the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf available for $36,400, but electric vehicles are also eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. If you’re not committed to buying, it’s also on an amazing Manager’s Special for $246 per month for 36 months, with $1,999 due at signing. This amounts to a savings of more than $13,000. Plus, for this price standard features include LED daytime running lights, a touchscreen navigation and infotainment system, SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth with audio, VW Car-Net services, V-Tex leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless access with push-button start, park distance control, a rearview camera, cruise control, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

How far can the 2015 VW e-Golf travel on a single charge?

There are plenty of rumors about the range of future electric vehicles, but if you want an EV now, you’re likely curious on how far you can reasonably expect to drive before you run out of juice, and how long it will take to charge back up. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is one of the better options on the market, with an estimated range of 83 miles. To put this in perspective, New York City is 73.3 miles from Middletown, while Scranton, Pennsylvania is 75.9 miles. If you plan on taking road trips, you’ll certainly have to charge up before you can head back home, but if you live and work here in Middletown, our entire city is just 5.2 square miles. With an impressive EPA-estimated 126 and 105 highway MPGe rating, this also happens to be one of the most efficient vehicles available.

Naturally one of your biggest fears is likely the time it takes to charge the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf. Not to brag, but this vehicle is also one of the fastest options when it comes to charging times—rated at about 10-percent faster than the competition. It comes standard with a 7.2-kilowatt onboard charger and it’s compatible with DC fast-charging options, allowing it to regain up to 80-percent of its battery charge in just 30 minutes. A standard 110/120-volt electric socket will take a full 20 hours to charge the e-Golf, while the 240-volt wallbox option requires about four hours.
[bscolumns class=”one_third”]2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Silk Blue Color[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_third”]2015 Volkswagen e-Golf All Electric Powertrain[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_third_last”]2015 Volkswagen e-Golf cargo space[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]If you’ve been thinking about getting behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, now is your change. The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is available now at Compass Volkswagen. Schedule a test drive online to see its features for yourself.