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Published on March 17th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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VW e-Golf For Sale In UK Now

March 17th, 2014 by  

This is one of the electric cars I would most like to try out. I thought the VW e-Up! was quite nice, but it seemed to be a bit lower quality than the Nissan Leaf, and considerably lower than the BMW i3 of course. I’m curious to see how much nicer the VW e-Golf is.

Of course, I’m also super curious to see how well this one sells and how much VW actually tries to sell it. It looks like it’s fairly competitive, if it is indeed a couple steps above the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe. If it isn’t that much better, I assume its sales will just trickle in like with so many other electric cars. (Truthfully, I’m a little nervous that’s going to be the case.) Anyway, we’ll see. Chime in below if you have any experience with the VW e-Golf or if you have some pre-experience thoughts. 😀 And here’s some more info from my post over on Planetsave:

VW Electric Golf Hits UK Market, Price = £25,845 (via Planetsave)

The Volkswagen e-Golf, the electric version of the extremely popular VW Golf, has now hit the UK market. After the government’s £5000 Plug-In Car Grant (PICG), the price comes to £25,845. That’s still a bit higher than the Nissan Leaf, which…





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  • Jason Willhite

    For anyone else, I had to plug this into Google to translate Euros to dollars:
    £25,845 = $43,016
    €34,900 = $48,601
    Wow.

    • Ross

      I do the inverse and go wow at how cheap cars are in America.

  • driveby

    Zach, can you please put a comment counter for each article on the front page?

    • Ross

      Yes. The old site had that before the redesign.

  • J_JamesM

    I had forgotten how nightmarish European car prices were. €35,000 for a VW? Jesus Christ.

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