The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is now a little more affordable, thanks to the addition of a Limited Edition trim level that costs $34,270 with destination charges — down $1,995 from the car’s original sticker price of $36,265 — or $229 per month if leased.
To help cut the price, the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition has 16-inch steel wheels in place of the alloys standard on the regular model, cloth seats instead of leatherette, halogen headlights instead of LEDs, and it does not offer the heat-pump heating system featured on the standard e-Golf SEL Premium. However, the Limited Edition retains push-button start, touchscreen navigation, LED running lights, automatic climate control, an electric parking brake, a backup camera, a heated windshield, and parking sensors as standard.
Regardless of which trim level buyers choose, the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf uses an electric motor rated for 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque, and a 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. According to the EPA, the e-Golf can travel 83 miles on a single charge and achieves energy efficiency of 116 mpge combined.
As with many electric cars, the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is only available in certain states. The electric hatchback is currently offered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, D.C. Since the car launched last year, a total of 668 e-Golfs have been sold or leased in those states.