2017 Volkswagen e-Golf with 35.8 kWh battery pack
First announced at the 2017 LA Auto Show, Volkswagen is starting production of the updated e-Golf in December 2017.
In Germany, the new e-Golf is available to order as of February 2017.
Sales in the U.S. are slated to commence in early 2017, and Volkswagen says the new generation will be available nation-wide.
Canadian availability will follow the U.S. launch.
1st Generation e-Golf 2013 -2017
The production version of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf made its worldwide debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, and basically every auto show since!
Volkswagen has since announced that it plans to deliver the e-Golf to Germany and other parts of Europe in Spring 2014.
On February 14th, Volkswagen announced the electric Golf was available for sale in Germany.
On February 24th, Volkswagen Norway launched the e-Golf, and more than 100 were ordered in the first 3.5 hours!
On March 11th, Volkswagen UK announced that customers can now place orders for the e-Golf through one of 24 Volkswagen EV Specialist Retailers across the UK. First deliveries are expected at the end of June 2014.
North American Availability
As of November 2014, select dealerships in California were able to get the e-Golf. At the start of 2015, the e-Golf was beginning to show up at dealerships throughout the Northeast, (specifically in Rhode Island on January 29th source).
On August 25, 2014, Volkswagen released a press briefing that stated the e-Golf will be for sale at ‘participating dealers’ in November.
In the US, and presumably other North American markets like Canada, the Golf electric vehicle is set to go on sale in the 4th quarter of 2014.
According to AutoblogGreen, the Electric Golf will go on sale in the US in November or December in a limited number of states including California and several Northeast states. According to Automobilemag.com, who test drove the e-Golf and spoke with Volkswagen in Germany in April 2014, the e-Golf will make it to the US in late October 2014 as a 2014 model year.
The Golf blue-e-motion had a range of 93 miles, and Volkswagen scheduled a field test to being with 500 vehicles in 2011. The first 10 test vehicles began testing in May 2011, 80 more were added in Germany in June 2011, and 20 vehicles were sent to California in February 2012. The blue-e-motion concept was also renamed the e-Golf as that was the name the production version would use.