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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-29-2018, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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VW E-Golf Almost Sold Out


So even though VW's fleet of electric cars are just around the corner it looks like customers have already embraced their electrification. Demand for the current e-Golf has been so strong that the model has almost sold out. VW's ev sales were three times more popular in 2017 than 2016. This makes it clear that customers are willing to switch to EV's, if the price is right. The e-Golf was the best selling battery electric vehicle in Western Europe in January, totalling 1985 units. It's a little surprising to see the e-Golf doing so well, as its simply a modified Golf with a battery pack and electric motors, while its main rivals are standalone EV's.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-31-2018, 02:44 PM
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I hope that these sales indicate to VW, that diesel tech is best left behind. It's obvious that people still have faith in the VW nameplate, and they should consider a more widespread release of the e-Golf prior to their ev models hitting the market.
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In some countries, the E-Golf has a 12-18 month waiting list, which is insane for an electric vehicle. This proves to VW that there's money to be made in the segment and we should be getting more electrified Golfs in the future.

Diesel is just a dying breed thanks to electric motors and even the petrol models from VW are very fuel efficient. I had to rent one recently and thought the fuel gauge was busted since it sat at "full" for a long time. Nope, it was just that fuel efficient and took a while for the indicator to dip below full.
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Yeah its a little odd that there is such a long waitlist for the e-Golf, seeing as how many alternatives there are in the segment that are currently available. Perhaps its an easier transition for consumers to move toward an electric Golf, than a entirely new standalone EV.
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Yuo'd think peopel would move away from an E-Golf with how many options there are out in the world right now, but the numbers here are pretty surprising considering the badge and the fact that it's not a dedicated ev like some of the cars that are out right now.
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Goes to show how powerful a nameplate is, even though VW is relatively new to the EV segment. With how far behind they are with production, I doubt that we'll get to see the e-Golf officially released in North America.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 09:47 AM
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It looks like VW is also required to provide two new EV's for sale in California before December 31st, 2019 as part of the Dieselgate provisions. And these models are in addition to the e-Golf. I was thinking maybe we'd see the ID compact hatchback, but VW has said that wont be sold in NA either.
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