More and more automakers release electrified versions of their non-electric vehicles. But only one can claim to be the most efficient car in the compact class: the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf.
Based on the all-new, global, seventh-generation Golf, the fully-electric e-Golf has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of having a range of up to 83 miles and Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent (MPGe) of 126 city, 105 highway, and 116 combined. Those figures do, indeed, make it the most efficient car in its class for the 2015 model year.
The e-Golf will go on sale at participating dealerships in select states in November with a starting price of $35,445 (plus $820 destination and handling). The SEL Premium model features an extensive list of standard equipment, including a 7.2kW onboard charger, touchscreen navigation system, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, and LED headlights.