Volkswagen e-Golf is now cheaper

Volkswagen e-Golf is now cheaper
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf

In Germany the price of the Volkswagen e-Golf dropped by 4.000 euros from 35.900 to 31.900 euros, while in the UK, the price dropped by 2.765 pounds from 33.840 to 31.075 pounds (34.313 euros). These are prices before government subsidies.

 

So what do you get with the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf?

  • Motor: 100 kW
  • Battery: 35,8 kWh made with Samsung SDI battery cells (without TMS)
  • Range: 231 km (144 miles) in WLTP and 201 km (125 miles) in EPA
  • On-board charger: 7,2 kW
  • Fast charging rate: 40 kW

 

The main responsible for this price drop is obviously the upcoming Volkswagen ID.3, which is just a few days away to be officially unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The Volkswagen ID.3 marks the adoption of the new MEB platform, which was developed exclusively for BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles).

 

Battery costs roadmap by Volkswagen

 

With the Volkswagen ID.3 you get a lot more…

 

Volkswagen ID.3 Standard Range

  • Motor: 100 kW
  • Battery: 45 kWh (with TMS)
  • Range: 330 km (205 miles) in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 7,4 kW
  • Fast charging rate: 50 kW

 

Volkswagen ID.3 Mid Range

  • Motor: 150 kW
  • Battery: 58 kWh (with TMS)
  • Range: 420 km (261 miles) in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 11 kW
  • Fast charging rate: 100 kW

 

Volkswagen ID.3 Long Range

  • Motor: 200 kW
  • Battery: 77 kWh (with TMS)
  • Range: 550 km (342 miles) in WLTP
  • On-board charger: 11 kW
  • Fast charging rate: 125 kW

 

And, as the base price for the ID.3 series production model will be below the EUR 30,000 mark in Germany, this means it will be an electric vehicle for everyone. Another highlight with the Group’s first electric vehicle is the fact that the ID.3 will be carbon-neutral over its service life if buyers consistently charge their vehicles using renewable energy.

There is no shortage of driving pleasure either; putting your foot down on the ID.3 1ST will see you accelerate rapidly, all thanks to its rear-wheel drive and 150 kW / 204 PS engine performance. Production of the ID.3 is due to start as planned at the end of 2019. The first vehicles are due to arrive by mid-2020.

 

If you can wait until mid-2020 you can buy a much better electric car with more range, faster charging and a battery protected by a TMS (Thermal Management System). Nonetheless, if you need an electric car now the Volkswagen e-Golf is alright too.

 

 

More info:

https://www.volkswagen.de/app/konfigurator/vw-de/de/der-golf/30315/30205/e-golf

https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/app/configurator/vw-gb/en/golf/30316/39628/e-golf

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/volkswagen-cuts-price-e-golf-%C2%A32765

https://www.electrive.net/2019/08/29/volkswagen-e-golf-jetzt-4-000-euro-guenstiger/

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/the-id3-celebrates-its-world-premiere-at-the-iaa-5294

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Lars
1 year ago

The ID.3 will start at 110 kW power and go up to 150 kW. I also think that the power for the different models hasn’t been officially announced yet, so we don’t know how much power the midrange will have. The charging rates for the different models aren’t officially either, as far as I know.

Lars
1 year ago

A question about the charging, the 7,2 kW and 7,4 kW, are those one or two phase chargers?

1 year ago
Reply to  Lars

This corresponds to one phase 32A, just as most EVs: Kona, Niro, i-Pace, EQC. There are actually just a few EVs that have a three phase charger: Tesla’s, e-tron and Zoe. The Zoe is the only one with a 22 kW charger standard

Pajda
1 year ago
Reply to  Lars

I think Volkswagen now uses only two phase onboard charger 7.2kW as a standard in EU. Wth MEB family they will start with 11kW three phase chargers as option.

Carlos
1 year ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

I hope the charging speed is better than what ev-database shows. 44 minutes from 10-80 % is pretty poor if you ask me.

Pajda
1 year ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

I think that slow DC charging in SR version of ID3 will come true. But on the other side it will be fully comparable with others cars with smaller battery. Niro/Kona/new Ioniq with 40 kWh batteries also charges on DC very slowly (ca 35 kW average) and this is not caused by lower battery voltage only. By my opinion it is based on marketing decision, not actual technology limits. Only Leaf battery charging speed is technologically limited due to the poor cell technology made by AESC.

D
1 year ago

I just got a 2019 e-golf SE for under $20,000USD not including tax credits. It’s a great little car.

1 year ago
Reply to  D

That’s really good price, totally worth it.

Filipe
1 year ago

Little? Only on US standards πŸ˜…

Manuel
1 year ago

The power specs for the motors are all wrong. Data available on the last 3 months show there will be a 150 hp and a 201hp power variants.

Carlos
1 year ago

@Pajda: I don’t think it’s marketing. The 28 kWh Ioniq charges at 60 – 70 kWh. I think it has to do with voltage and density. Don’t see a point in limiting the speed just for the heck of it.

Pajda
1 year ago
Reply to  Carlos

@Carlos: I was talking about facelifted Ioniq with 38.3 kWh battery and my assumption is based on the real world results of smaller batteries in Kona/Niro. Kona with smaller battery uses the same modules (only less) but it is more limited in fast charging. 64kWh version ca do 1.15C (ca 77kW max) but 39kWh version is doing only 0.9C (38kW max).