At the recent Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen’s Matthias Muller said the “heavily revamped Volkswagen e-Golf will go on sale at the end of this year or early next year.”
Back in February, CEO Dr. Herbert Diess talked about the next version of the e-Golf that he had already given tentative approval to. Using basic car-manufacturer math, people across the internet assumed that meant a model year 2019 Golf EV that could go on sale as early as late 2018. However, the new information revealed in Geneva shows the 186-mile EV range e-Golf could show up 2 years sooner!
That puts the new version of the EV out about the same time as Chevrolet’s 200-mile Bolt EV. How will the electrified Golf compete? Currently, the e-Golf is priced at $29,500 in the USA. That would put it about $8000 less than the Chevrolet Bolt. If the battery powered Golf does actually make around 170 miles or more on the EPA test, then it could prove to be a worthy competitor to the Bolt EV.