2017 Volkswagen e-Golf’s price in Norway is unveiled

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf at 2016 LA Auto Show

 

Price wasn’t the only thing unveiled about the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf.

 

In October, Volkswagen started to accept reservations for the new 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf in Norway, as you can see in this article.

 

At that time this is what we could read in the Volkswagen website about the new 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf:

  • Exterior upgrades with new LED lights and new front bumper, new LED lights and new rear bumper
  • New infotainment system with 9.2 ” color touch screen, 3D display, App Connect and Car-Net Guide & Inform
  • Significantly more standard equipment including heat pump, parking sensors front and rear, new upholstery etc.
  • New enhancements electrically adjustable driver seat with memory, Active-Info Display and safety system Emergency Assist
  • More powerful battery pack with extended range 300 km measured by NEDC
  • More powerful electric motor of 100 kW/136 HP
It is believed that the starting price of the new e-Golf will be approximately 10-15 % higher than the current e-Golf.

 

Now, consulting the same website we have more interesting information.

 

The price instead of raising, has actually decreased from 281.400 NOK (31.435 €) to 269.900 NOK (30.500 €). This 4 % price cut is nice, considering that the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is a much better car than the previous version.

Update: unlike what I wrote previously in this article, this price reduction is not for the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, instead it’s for the fully loaded top spec 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf. This way VW can sell all the remaining old stock before the arrival of the new version.

 

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf gets a more powerful electric motor, better efficiency, faster internal charger, more battery capacity and a lot of safety features that prevent accidents – which the most important is the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) that is now required to get a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

 

Now we have the confirmation that the internal charger power is 7,2 kW, while the DC fast charging with CCS is capped at 40 kW, which is understandable since this electric car doesn’t have a TMS (thermal management system) required to prevent temperature-related battery degradation.

We already knew that the total battery capacity of the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is 35,8 kWh, but now Volkswagen confirmed that the usable battery capacity is 31,5 kWh (88 %).

Not less important is the fact that while the NEDC range increased from 190 km to 300 km, the average consumption has decreased from 12,7 kWh/100 km to 11,9 kWh/100 km. Yes NEDC is an unreliable rating, but what matters is that it confirms that this new version not only has more range, it’s also more efficient.

 

All in all this new Volkswagen e-Golf will definitely be a success in Norway where not having a TMS doesn’t really matter much. This electric car has roughly 10 kWh less battery capacity than the Renault Zoe with the ZE 40 battery, but is much better equipped regarding comfort and safety.

 

The gas Volkswagen Golf is the best selling car in Europe by its own merits, this electric version still doesn’t have the range nor price to make the gas version obsolete yet, but it’s getting there. According to Volkswagen it won’t happen before 2020.

 

Apart from Norway in which other country do you think that the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf can be the best selling electric car? Which one do you prefer, the Volkswagen e-Golf or the Renault Zoe with ZE 40 battery?

 

 

More info:

http://www.volkswagen.no/no/models/e-golf/utstyrsversjoner.s9_trimlevel_detail.suffix.html/e-golf~2Fe-golf.html

http://www.volkswagen.no/no/models/e-golf/nye-e-golf-2017.html

http://www.volkswagen.no/content/medialib/vwd4/no/pdf/technical-data/e-golf/_jcr_content/renditions/rendition.file/vw_e-golf_td_11-2016_web.pdf

http://www.volkswagen.no/content/medialib/vwd4/no/pdf/pricelists/prisliste-e-golf/_jcr_content/renditions/rendition.file/volkswagen-e-golf-prisliste-01-12-2016.pdf

Pedro Lima

More than natural resources, are wasted human resources that bothers me the most. That's why I'm a strong advocate of a society based on cooperation, not competition, that helps every individual to reach his full potential so that he can contribute back to society. "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs".

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19 Responses

  1. Vickyng says:

    Good news! Many improvements and a better price, i like that!!!

    Can’t wait to see this improve E-GOLF here in Canada next month at the Montréal auto show… I hope for an agressive price!

    2017 will be a great year for EVs, with a lot of new options with different range and price… Focus 2017, Bolt EV, ioniq, E-GOLF are all interesting models that we will see here in Québec in the next few months.

    I like my Spark EV and will trade it for a Bolt in 1 or 2 years and my girlfriend is ready to replace her Priuc C so it will be a Hyundai or VW…

    I look forward to a duel with the ioniq and the E-GOLF…

    • Terawatt says:

      I hope you’re right. But with the EPA dramatically weaker come January 20 I’m not feeling so confident. The industry has already initiated its attempts to have emissions standards undermined, even though the goals are actually very moderate and we should do much more.

      To what extent auto makers dare to simply ignore EVs if they succeed in killing the regulations to which EVs are the answer remains to be seen of course. It would be extremely risky to assume business as usual can just continue. And emissions will be forced down eventually, one way or another. But I fear that at least until Tesla or some other outsider managed to make attractive EVs at mainstream prices and in mainstream volumes, the others will continue to run small test fleets of overpriced and under-capable cars just to develop the tech and be in a better position when the ICE age is eventually regulated to an end, rather than push to make and sell as many EVs as possible. It seemed like we’d finally see real competition from 2020, but only because of the regulations. If that goes away it’s far from inconceivable we will waste another five, ten or fifteen years before making the switch.

  2. Terawatt says:

    > The gas Volkswagen e-Golf is the best selling car in Europe

    I’ve never seen one. Shirley, you must mean the g-Golf!

    It’s a pity the Zoe is so Spartan equipment-wise. Really you’d be better off getting an Ampera-e combining the best of both and adding cabin space and power.

    Now that Nissan/Renault has joined every other automaker in the attempt to have emissions standards repealed in the US, something that might perhaps succeed given that Trump is installing a climate denier as the new head of the EPA, there’s little left but market forces to hopefully sustain the EV revolution. Thank God Tesla exists, otherwise we’d see none of this rapid development and auto makers would use EVs only to “prove” that nobody wants them.

    CARB should be tougher to dismantle, and with the EU you just never know. They’ll collude with national champions if it doesn’t receive too much attention, but can suddenly turn around and regulate effectively when they feel not doing so possess a threat to being reelected. So there’s still some small hope that we need not waste another decade. If only those who write about these matters would stop obsessing with tagging different auto firms, who are all basically the tobacco industry of our time – enemies of the public – and focus on the responsibility of regulators to do their job of protecting the public…

    • Pedro Lima says:

      Eheh silly me. Thanks it’s fixed now.

      Yes, gladly we have Tesla Model 3 coming and with or without government mandates to reduce emissions, luxury automakers have a lot of work to do to keep up with Tesla. Luxury ICE cars will be the first to become obsolete. BMW knows it very well and they are coming with great electric cars, with or without Trump.

  3. Bolt says:

    Yeah, the cooling part of a TMS doesn’t really matter but when an e-Golf is stuck at charging at 6 kW from a DCFC in the winter, not having any battery heating sort of matters 😉

    Still, this car will be a huge success. No doubt about it!

  4. Bolt says:

    I’m sorry to say that this price list isn’t for the new e-Golf. This price is for a batch of cars of the old version as confirmed by Møller. You can see the hp (hk) is listed as 115.

  5. Frank says:

    So sad it doesn’t have a battery with TMS, is a big turn-off for battery degradation in very hot and very cold condition, for fast charging and for long-term reliability, where ever you live.

  6. EHE says:

    The starting price of the e-golf is now revealed. 307700 NOK (34000 Euro) including delivery costs and registration. That means that the e-golf is priced a bit higher than Opel Ampera-e.

  7. Ralf K. says:

    Ok, this e-Golf will get the 37 Ah PHEV2 cells.

    But Pedro, I have a new cell for you: a 50 Ah cell in a Volkswagen, well sort of! It’s the new Audi Q8 PHEV to arrive in spring 2018.

    See this article:
    http://www.motor-talk.de/news/audi-kommt-spaet-zur-suv-coupe-party-t5911131.html

    17,9 kWh from 104 cells translates to 46,9 Ah/cell. So, I guess these are 50 Ah cells there.

  8. Ralf K. says:

    A nice move by VW: heat pump and DC quick charge connector are now standard options included in e-Golf in Norway. Unfortunately, I did not find information on ACC availability in the new e-Golf. But it should be available, as it had been available before.

  9. Frank says:

    What is worse for a battery (without TMS) between very hot temp (>30 C) vs very cold temp (-30 C)? Thanks

  10. Solar Frodo says:

    I wonder how committed the various car dealers are about actually selling these e-vehicles. Here in Saskatchewan Canada I called a VW dealership and the sales manager told me:
    – he didn’t know anything about the e-cars, didn’t know when they’d be for sale in Canada, price, he didn’t even know basic configuration such as what the inside will look like. He didn’t seem to know they are being shown in Montreal in January 2017 at the car show there.
    I went to a Kia dealership and the dis-interested sales person told me that the Soul-EV is only being made available in Vancouver and Toronto. Too cold in Saskatchewan… I didn’t argue with him. Toronto has some cold winters as well, and I think Norway has some cold winters…
    Similarly the GM and Ford sales people here come across as unwilling to participate in anything related to ev or hybrid vehicles. How can you expect someone to order a car without being able to sit in one??But they do have a LOT of big trucks on their lots that they’d like to have you buy.
    It leaves me with the impression that the throwbacks here just seem intent on keeping us chained to the expensive and dirty teat of the oil corporations.

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