The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf a.k.a. the electric version of the Golf 7 (VII) is preparing to hit the US dealerships in November 2014 but the German manufacturer has just announced that its electric vehicle will carry a price tag of $35,445 for the SEL Premium model, excluding the $820 destination charge.
For this amount of money you will get a drivetrain that consists of a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery as well as an electric motor delivering 115 hp and 199 pound-feet of torque and a 7.2 kW onboard charger as standard.
The engine is bolted to a single-speed EQ270 transmission and it is able to push the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in 10.4 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 87 mph.
Volkswagen says that the e-Golf has a range between 70 and 90 miles and with the 220-volt wallbox for a garage or carport the battery can be charged in less than four hours, while with the 110/120-volt electrical socket the battery needs 20 hours for a full recharge.
The e-Golf will be available as standard with a 5.8-inch touchscreen navigation system and infotainment center, Bluetooth technology, Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, a multifunction steering wheel wrapped in leather, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, keyless access, heated front seats and rearview camera.